Sport Bike course offered at Robins Published May 29, 2009 By 78th Air Base Wing Safety Office 78th Air Base Wing Safety Office ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Military Sport Bike Rider Course is a one day course for Experienced Rider Course graduates who operate a sport bike. Riders must have a minimum of one year experience. The course consists of approximately 3.5 hours of classroom activities and 4.5 hours of riding. While the procedures for riding a sport bike do not vary greatly from the procedures for riding other types of motorcycles, the control techniques (two-finger braking, balls of feet on footrests, use of leg pressure for control, etc.) vary depending on the specific motorcycle as well as the talent and skill level of a rider. Most sport-bike riders appreciate the outstanding performance and handling characteristics provided by the design and technology incorporated into these machines. The techniques used for more performance-oriented riding can be used to enhance the skills and techniques for riders of any type of motorcycle. Techniques that extend beyond basic riding procedures are addressed in the MSRC. Sport bike riding techniques are not intended to encourage or endorse riding at higher speeds. The techniques and methods are provided to improve the performance capabilities of riders, particularly related to overall control, cornering and emergency maneuvers. Like all Motorcycle Safety Foundation classes, the MSRC honors the principles of SAM: safety and risk management, accelerated learning, and motor skills development. The overall aim of the MSRC is to provide rider development in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, rider behavior and choices. This includes learner activities to foster gains in knowledge, skill, attitude, values and habits. The riding portion of the course includes a total of eight riding exercises: Basic Control --Quick Stops --Stopping Demonstration --Curve Adjustments --Cornering and Swerving --Multiple Curves --Decreasing Radius Curves --Gap Analysis --Safety Margins To sign up for MSRC or any motorcycle class, visit the Robins home page, click on the safety link, and then choose Motorcycle/ATV sign up for a complete listing of upcoming classes.