My wife and I are going to get our motorcycle learners permits this week and I have a few questions that I cannot seem to find the answers to on the MVA website. Is there a certain time you have to have your learners permit before you can get your full license like there is for a car? Do you have to make an appointment to take your permit test or do you just walk in and say you want to take it? I dont remember from when I got my original learners permit.
Also, we were planning to take the basic rider course but the next opening is not until the end of August. By that time, we will have 4 months of riding at least once a week (probably more) under our belts and I am concerned that the basic rider course would be a waste of time for us. I already can ride pretty well. I have been riding at my parents house (not on any major roads or anything). I think by the time August rolls around, it would just make more sense to take the test and save the $280 a piece. We have been reading all the safety information, watching how to videos and talking to people who have been riding for a while. I just dont see how 10 hours of road time in the course would do anything but drain our wallet at that point. What do other think?