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Motorcycle Skills Assessment Course (MSA)

$795 + Tax

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PRS teaches you to become a rider who is knowledgeable, responsible and most importantly in control of your motorcycle. We start from the absolute basics and work up slowly and strategically to more intermediate skills.

The MSA Certification course is designed for the new rider with absolute no previous riding experience, but can be tailored to the experienced rider that wants to enhance their fundamentals. Even riders with 20+ years experience find the course challenging.

You must have your Motorcycle Learner’s Permit when you begin your course.

Our program offers a 30 hour course that is divided into 3 segments; 10 hours of classroom theory, 10 hours of parking lot training, and 2 road rides (one throughout the lower mainland including downtown and the second focusing on school zones / playground zones areas in the Surrey municipality), all on a motorcycle that we provide.

Our in house certified assessment officers will conduct your MSA test. Upon successful completion, riders are allowed to ride unsupervised at all posted speed limits. After completing the final road ride with our school, we will make arrangements with ICBC for the Class 6 Road Test on our motorcycles.

Here are some of topics that are covered:

CLASSROOM:
PRS Classroom

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In a comfortable classroom setting we will cover topics such as Riding Gear, Rider Attitude, Motorcycle Controls, Motorcycle Operation, Physics of Riding, Traction Control, Traffic Regulation and Safety, Risk Assessment, Sharing the Road, Riding Conditions, and Hazard Avoidance.

LOT TRAINING:
PRS Lot3

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In our privately owned training facility, we’ll safely cover topics such as; Starting, Clutch Control, Throttle Control, Brake Use, Gear Shifting, Slow Speed Ride, Turns and Curves, Stopping, Body Positioning and Balance, Hill Starts, and Vision Development.

Helpful tips for lot training:
PRS - Brian Bartlow on the Importance of Breathing

ROAD TRAINING:

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PRS Road Ride

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We apply everything you learn in the classroom and lot on your road rides. Instructor and students are linked via Kenwood FM Frequency Communicators that have an effective range of 8 kilometers. Instructions and feedback on your progress is immediate giving you the best in road experience. Rides may cover the following areas; Downtown Robson, Commercial Street, Chinatown, Gastown, UBC, Spanish Banks, Metrotown, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We want you to learn in the same environment in which you would be riding, after graduating from the course.


SCHEDULES:

Courses start in early February, and continue until the first week of November. PRS is the only school in the Lower Mainland that offers many schedule options to accommodate our students. We are able to provide this kind of flexibility because; unlike most other schools, we do not rent (share) our training facilities with other businesses. Our training facility is owned and operated by Pacific Riding School, which also allows for private lessons should they be required. Your training will be conducted in a safe and controlled environment.

We have new courses starting every Monday (including statutory holidays) with 4 different schedule options to offer you as much flexibility as possible. It is a 30 hour course that is scheduled over either a 1 week period or a 2 week period.  Refer to our policies page regarding changes within a course.

View or download the schedules:
  • Next available date can be viewed on the Registration page by selecting credit card option, one of the four course schedule, then select calendar will appear with highlighted dates as available start dates.
  • PDF version: PRS Course Schedule - PDF version

 

Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Classroom
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Classroom
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PRS Lot
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PRS Lot
Friday 8:30 am - 11:00 am MSA
Friday (same) 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Road (A + B)
Monday * 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Road (A)
Tuesday * 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Road (B)

* This course is split into two groups, A on Monday, B on Tuesday.

Monday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Tuesday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm PRS Lot
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am PRS Lot
Sunday (same) 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm PRS Lot / MSA
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Road
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Road
Monday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Tuesday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm PRS Lot
Sunday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm PRS Lot
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PRS Lot / MSA
Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Road
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Road
Monday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Tuesday 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm Classroom
Thursday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm PRS Lot
Friday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm PRS Lot
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PRS Lot / MSA
Saturday (Same) 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm Road
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Road

Motorcycle Maintenance 101

Cost = $50.00 Time = 4 hoursPRS Maintenance 101
A one day course with a Certified Motorcycle Mechanic that will give you a better understanding of the machine you ride. PRS will cover topics such as oil changes, brake system, clutch, chain and sprockets, tires and wheels, carburetor, fuel injection, ignition system, transmissions, 4 stroke and 2 stroke engines. This course is not designed to make you a journeyman mechanic, but rather give you a mechanical foundation so that you are able to work on basic motorcycle maintenance yourself. PRS instructors are certified factory technicians from Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki. At Pacific, you are in good hands.

Motorcycle Maintenance 201

Cost = $100.00  Time = 4 hours  Capacity = 4 studentsPRS Maintenance 201
Applying the practical of what we learned in 101, it’s time to get a bit dirty! We change our own oil and filter, check the air filter and battery, lube and adjust the drive chain and clutch cable, and adjust controls to suit the student and their bikes.

If you’re fast, we can squeeze more in!

Courses are offered throughout the year, email Bernie Ryan for details.

Motorcycle General and Maintenance Tips, courtesy of PRS:

Tips and Tricks on PRS Forums
How To Videos from PRS