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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 06:14 AM
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I think so.

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I think that everyone should take the MSF course. I just got done taking it and learned a lot. They teach you a lot of stuff so that you can make proper decision when the time comes.

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I think that formal training should be a prerequisite to owning a motorcycle.

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Even the MSF won't stop the problems associated with the new super bikes. There should be a max. horsepower/ size that a new riders should be allowed to ride. Will this stop the idiots, of course not.... you can't legislate intelligence, but it'll be a start.

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I think that formal training should be a prerequisite to owning a motorcycle.
Yeah... and you should... uh... uh... have to get the training FIRST!

Actually, I'm not so sure that a tiered system similar to one I've heard exists in Europe would be a bad idea. You progress through HP classes with some kind of time or experience limits before you are allowed to step up.

The best part of that would be... we could keep all of the really fast stuff just for us older guys!

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Actually, I'm not so sure that a tiered system similar to one I've heard exists in Europe would be a bad idea. You progress through HP classes with some kind of time or experience limits before you are allowed to step up.
I agree also, but I don't think it will happen in the US....


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I think that formal training should be a prerequisite to owning a motorcycle.
I agree with RC.
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i wanna see tiered licensing so i can buy a new cbr400rr!!!

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I also think that there should be a tiered licensing system. Although I am sure that I wouldn't feel this way if I didn't already have my license (and I jumped right to a 750cc road bike from many years on dirt bikes), I really think it would be a good idea. I think that they have gone way over board in the UK with starting off on a 33 hp machine (I think that in many instances 33 hp would be more dangerous than 133 hp- not enough power to get you out of trouble). I think that one should take a test, then do at least a year on a 250cc machine or less. Then take another test, and do at least a year on a 600cc machine or less. Then take another test to ride whatever they want. At least this way a rider will have a minimum of two years of experience before getting on something like a 'Busa. Maybe one more step would be a good idea too (250-400-600). I don't know. It just scares me that somebody who doesn't really know the clutch lever from the brake lever yet can jump on something like a 'Busa right off the bat.

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Washington state had tiered endorsements for awhile. I believe they were: 1 -under 500, 2 -500-750 and 3 -750 and above. They stopped it not too long ago. Now, you can test on a 125 and ride anything you want.

I never claimed to be from the smartest state.

I went through the MSF course. They also have an advanced course I plan to take. I think everyone should.

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