Military SportBike Rider Course

MSRC - Fact Sheet
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Military SportBike RiderCourse (MSRC). 

MSRC classes will be posted on AIRs, found via Registration.  


MSRC requires a minimum of SIX riders.  If the minimum is not reached MSRC will be cancelled 10 days prior to course date.


The MSF (MSRC was developed in close collaboration with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy motorcycle safety education and training safety centers.

MSRC is a one-day course intended for motorcyclists who have completed the MSF Basic RiderCourse or MSF Experienced RiderCourse.


The course consists of approximately 3 hours of classroom interactive lessons and 4 hours of on-cycle range time.


The classroom segment focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques, traction management, and specific characteristics unique to sport bikes. The goal is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies to minimize risk, with particular emphasis on the Search-Evaluate-Execute (SEE) strategy used in all MSF curricula. There's also an opportunity to discuss case-specific situations within each military branch. A knowledge test is given at the end of the classroom portion.


The range session builds on these topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills in braking, cornering and swerving. Included is a demonstration of the components of total stopping distance and practice in obstacle avoidance and evasive maneuvers.


Class location:

Garrison Safety Office - Bld #373 Sonic Street - Pope Army Air Field (behind the Pope Theater)


Classroom - use the back entrance - Riely Road side, facing the runway.



MSRC requires a minimum of SIX riders.  If the minimum is not reached MSRC will be cancelled 10 days prior to course date.


Motorycles NOT provided, you must bring your own.



What is a sportbike??  Guidelines from MSF to determine what motorcycles are sportbikes:

     1.  Categorized/marketed by the manufacturer as a "sport bike".

     2.  Styled and constructed in the manner of recent/current road-racing motorcycles.

     3.  Built with optimum performance, power and handling in mind. 

     4.  Have a high power-to-weight ratio for superior acceleration.

     5.  Lightweight and nimble, through strength/weight calculation and more extensive use of materials such as aluminum, plastic, magnesium and carbon fiber.

     6.  Slim dimensions, streamlined fairings and bodywork that cover the engine.

     7.  Designed to put the rider in a forward-canted position to provide optimum front-to-back weight distribution and improve aerodynamics.

     8.  Rear-positioned footrests, generally set higher for more cornering clearance have high-grade tires for superior grip and handling on twisty roads and racetracks, and are rated for high speeds.

     9.  Feature the latest in chassis, suspension and braking technology.


Motorcycles that are not sport-bikes:  dual-sport bikes (on-off road type)BMW GS, Kawasaki KLR, Suzuki V-Strom, Triumph Tiger, Honda Grom and grom like bikes. 


If you are not sure - contact us with: make, model, tire type, modifications, for clarification.