Riding Academy for New Riders

Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™

It's your first step to feeling true freedom.

So what is it, you ask?

Tim and the rest of the crew here at RIDERS® decided it was time to purchase one of these bad boys to give non-riders and new riders a new outlook on riding a Harley®. Riding on two wheels can be a little nerve-racking, especially if you've never done it before, and this is the first step to kicking those feelings to the curb.

We attach a Harley® to this machine (similar to a Dyna, just on a smaller scale) and line up the back wheels with two rollers. We make sure it's secured and guess what...you're ready to take your first "ride". No, you don't need your license, permit, or any experience. The JUMPSTART™ is a machine that allows the rider to shift through the gears and back down again to get a feel for riding. Only the back wheel spins, allowing the bike to go up to 65 miles per hour.

And after doing it a few times, you'll be hooked! (We promise!)

Now remember: The JUMPSTART™ - in "no way" - replaces the state certified riding course and is not to be considered a 'training device'. It's just to help you get the feel for shifting through the gears and just begin to understand what riding is all about. You won't have to hold the bike up, worry about other vehicles, or be afraid of your neighbor's dog Bruiser running out in front of you. You can finally start to understand why your sister, brother, best friend, co-worker, mom, dad, and grandparents love to ride.

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Stop in anytime...the JUMPSTART™ is waiting for you!

You may have heard people say that there’s nothing like being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Now, you can find out for yourself – even if you have no previous experience with motorcycles.

The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.

  • Motorcycle will not tip over
  • No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience necessary

You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform.

Ready to try it out?  Call us today at (205) 655-1234 and schedule your first test ride!

Top FAQs

Will I be experiencing an actual Harley-Davidson® motorcycle?

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

Is this a training program?

No. It is an introduction to the experience of riding a Harley® motorcycle.

Is it safe?

Yes. The bike is securely fastened to the JUMPSTART™ platform and there is no danger of tipping or damaging the bike.

Do I need special gear?

A good solid pair of shoes is the only gear you should bring. Anything else can be provided at the dealership.