Riding Academy : Learn to Ride

Learning to ride a Harley-Davidson® means different things to different people. For some, freedom. For others, necessity. The open road welcomes you.


Now's the time to get on a bike in our New Rider Motorcycle Course and create space for the soul

If you are over 24, you can ride any one of our motorcycle model ranges (If you’re between 18 & 24, you still have options so read on!), you will need a Category A Learner Permit (be sure to nail your Theory test as you will need that before you can apply for the Learner Permit). If you are between 18 and 24 then you will be restricted to a Category A2 Learner Permit – that’s a motorcycle with a power output of 35kw, including bikes restricted to 35kw.

Click “HERE” and tell us: 

  1. Your details (name, contact, age, motorcycle experience etc)
  2. Where you are in the process (subtle hint: IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKED YOUR THEORY TEST DO IT NOW “HERE”. You may as well get on with it; you’ll be riding in no time !!!)
  3. When you would like to take your IBT (even roughly for now)
  4. Which bike you really really, really cant wait to ride!

Our Initial Basic Training (IBT) is a training course that teaches basic riding skills to motorcyclists. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.

Completing IBT for the first time on a larger motorcycle in category 'A2' or 'A' is an 18 hour course and involves completing three modules 1,3 and 5.    These modules are a mixture of theory and practical riding skills.

The course is held at our premises here at Dublin H-D / Dublin Triumph / Rosso Ducati which is a fully compliant Road Safety Authority approved motorcycle test centre.

Our trainers are Joe McConville & Andy Maslen. Both RSA and ADI registered instructors (and really nice guys who enjoy the process and are not at all shouty!)

What makes our training so special is that all practical lessons are one-to-one with your instructor so you receive undivided attention both in the training compound and out on the road.

No! If you have a motorcycle, we can train you on it, but we supply a motorcycle for your training included in the cost.

Personal protective equipment (Helmets, gloves, boots Jacket, trousers etc) is often an afterthought when purchasing a motorcycle. We however, view its quality as of the utmost importance. It is not provided for training, but is required and a full range of suitable quality equipment is available to buy (ranging from budget to premium). We also offer a helmet sizing service. Also, once you’ve completed the IBT with us, should you purchase a motorcycle from us we will refund 10% of the cost of your motorcycle gear bought here, against your motorcycle.

Full 18 hour IBT 1-on-1 training: €695

Training motorcycle included.