Buffalo Harley-Davidson®
140 MID COUNTY RD., ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127

716.972.1556
Learn To Ride

Learn To Ride

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR HARLEY DAVIDSON RIDING ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

Now’s the perfect time to get ready for Riding Academy. Get ready for your Harley Davidson classes, the classroom and range experiences.

A GOOD RIDER COURSE WILL STRESS FIVE KEY POINTS.

  • Get well trained before riding.
  • Wear protective gear every time, including a helmet manufactured to the standards set by the Department of Transportation.
  • Ride unimpaired by alcohol or other drugs.
  • Ride within your own skill limits.
  • Be a lifelong learner by taking refresher rider courses.

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Your local class

Established in 1999, Motorcycle Safety School (MSS) has become the largest training school in New York State due to its focus on providing the best possible educational experience for its students. MSS offers a wide range of courses and individual private lessons for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders.

Now because we at Buffalo believe that no should learn to ride on anything less than a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, we have teamed up with MSS’s flag ship location in West Seneca to provice riders the opportunity to take their course on one of Harley-Davidson's newest and most accessible motorcycles: The Street® 500.

These bikes are really easy to ride. The weight and heavier wheels add a great deal of stability and balance. They have a low center of gravity and a relatively modest power output.

Find a class

"I've taken my rider course, now what?"

Buffalo Harley-Davidson® is convenient to anyone looking for information about Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Stop by our dealership in Orchard Park, NY and let a motorcycle specialist know you're a new rider. They will help you select the right bike for your size, leg length and style.


The bike you should choose depends on the kind of riding you will be doing. Will you be touring, cruising, doing light highway riding, or just riding around town? Cruisers are made for relaxed, laid back riding. Explain to your Harley-Davidson® salesman what your riding preference is, and talk to them about your skill level.

The Harley-Davidson® fit specialists at Buffalo Harley-Davidson® will help you choose a bike that also takes into account how big the rider is.

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RIDING TRAINING GRADUATE FINANCING PROGRAM

Riders who complete the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Course can take advantage of special financing options which include no down payment or rates as low as 3.49%* and flexible terms.

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WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

GET GEARED UP FOR CLASS

Shop women's motorcycle gear for new riders.


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GEAR LIST

ESSENTIAL GEAR

Having the best experience in class requires appropriate motorcycle gear. Check out what you should bring on day one.

CHECK OUT THE GEAR

MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR

GET READY TO RIDE

Shop men's motorcycle gear for new riders.


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NEED TO KNOW

The H-D®  dealer where you sign up for the course will determine the exact cost.

You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.

You'll need to bring the following:

  • Your Driver's License and/or Learner's Permit
  • Proof of completion of any pre-required course study
  • Any materials provided to you prior to or during class
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended)
  • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas, low heel)
  • Eye protection (helmet visor, eye glasses, sun glasses, goggles acceptable)
  • Full-finger gloves (motorcycle specific recommended)
  • DOT-certified helmet style based on the requirements of your state.

SHOP MEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

SHOP WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE GEAR FOR NEW RIDERS

For the riding portion, the H-D® dealer will provide you with a Harley-Davidson®motorcycle suited for the course.

Yes, learn more about the exclusive offers available only to Riding Academy graduates.

Contact your local Harley-Davidson Dealer with any questions you have about Riding Academy

You must attend the entire course and participate. You must come to class with all the required safety gear and have completed the MSF online E-Course (if required by your state) and pass the riding evaluation at the end of the range sessions. 

Yes. A lunch break is incorporated to all full days of Riding Academy.

Yes. However, we recommend that all riders take the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Class to learn the rules of the road

Contact your dealer as soon as possible to get rescheduled into another class. There may be additional fees to change classes, consult with your dealer.

Riding Academy classes take place rain or shine, hot or cold. Be ready for whatever your local weather might have in store for you. In the event of dangerous weather, the class will be halted. Arrangements will be made to adjust the schedule around the weather if possible. Consult with your Coaches and or Academy Manager if weather results in a class being rescheduled or cancelled.  

Yes! The bike you try is a 100% street-ready Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.