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Old 11-03-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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Should be like a mini Keith Code class, but otherwise I'm very happy that the military is taking proactive steps in training these men and women.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:36 AM   #3
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It's actually more like a mini Lee Parks (Total Control) class, in a parking lot but with more "advanced" handling drills. It's surprisingly good and the instructors were well trained, even early in the life of the course. Put another way, it's a course I would have been willing to pay for.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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They (DoD) looked at Lee's course and, as I understand, he actually did a demo course for them.

They decided on a MSF-style course, with embellishment. Sort of a Beginner course, with some Experienced RiderCourse (ERC) elements thrown in.

The Navy and USMC are now requiring all riders of 'Sportbikes' to take another course. I haven't determined what, exactly, fits the bill as a 'sportbike'.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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It's run through the MSF, but is beyond the ERC. It does use many of the concepts from Lee's course. Also, it looks like this is an annual requirement for sportbike riders.

They define sportbikes as "performance motorcycles with the rider in a forward leaning position and feet aft of his center of gravity". Amazingly, it seems to be a fairly reasonable definition.

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