Pacific Motorcycle Training

Pacific Motorcycle Training is a motorcycle riding school where students learn the basics and gain confidence to operate a motorcycle safely. We offer motorcycle and scooter training classes at three great locations: one in the heart of South San Francisco, downtown San Jose, and Livermore at Las Positas College campus. These locations are easy to find and parking is always hassle-free.

Our basic course is CMSP-approved. This means students who take and pass our course receive a DL389 certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. We teach the very latest techniques in safety, accident prevention, cornering, and how to use a clutch as well as proficient braking.

Programs and Classes

  • We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and we are certified to teach the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC). The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The.. Read More
    We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and we are certified to teach the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC). The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. A typical class schedule consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding practice. During this motorcycle riding course, you will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies. Even though the Motorcycle Training Course was designed with new riders in mind, most experienced riders that have taken the course have reported improving their riding skills considerably with it! Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. The course is based on the most current research in rider safety, and utilizes modern training methods.
  • We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and we are certified to teach the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC). The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The.. Read More
    We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and we are certified to teach the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC). The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. A typical class schedule consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding practice. During this motorcycle riding course, you will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies. Even though the Motorcycle Training Course was designed with new riders in mind, most experienced riders that have taken the course have reported improving their riding skills considerably with it! Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. The course is based on the most current research in rider safety, and utilizes modern training methods.
  • Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The.. Read More
    Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The sessions take place at the school come in 1, 2 & 3 hour formats. The 2 & 3 hour sessions include a MTC skills retest if desired. You may use your bike or ours.
  • Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The.. Read More
    Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The sessions take place at the school come in 1, 2 & 3 hour formats. The 2 & 3 hour sessions include a MTC skills retest if desired. You may use your bike or ours.
  • Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The.. Read More
    Work with one of our trained instructors to improve your motorcycle riding skills. This additional training is ideal for any student or rider who wants to become a more skilled, proficient and safer motorcyclist. These private sessions are tailored for the individual to focus directly on the skills needed to become a better rider. The sessions take place at the school come in 1, 2 & 3 hour formats. The 2 & 3 hour sessions include a MTC skills retest if desired. You may use your bike or ours.
  • The Total Control® Intermediate Riding Clinic™ is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road... Read More
    The Total Control® Intermediate Riding Clinic™ is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road. Topics covered include having a proper mental state, understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics, cornering strategies for multiple types of turns, emergency braking and evasive maneuvers. Students completing the IRC report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The IRC is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as "Level 2" training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and "Refresher" training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base. Although designed primarily as safety course, the IRC is both challenging and fun. The Clinics are done in one 7-8 hour day on your own motorcycle. The IRC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes.
  • No matter what you ride—or where you ride—in today's age of high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight tourers, riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between basic riding courses and the many racetrack schools around the country... Read More
    No matter what you ride—or where you ride—in today's age of high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight tourers, riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between basic riding courses and the many racetrack schools around the country. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment. If you fit into the "I'm interested, but..." group, you're not alone. In fact, if you add up all the attendees of all the race schools together, they only represent a tiny percentage of street riders. This is not to say they are not good schools. To the contrary, they have much to offer. But they are not for everyone. Fortunately, Lee Parks' Total Control® Advanced Riding Clinic™—Total Control ARC—has a solution for those experienced riders "caught in the middle," as well as those track-day junkies and racers who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction.
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Juan Navarrette
3 weeks ago
This school is not here. They tried to get me to drive to Salinas.