What is an MSF course?
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation course teaches the basics of riding a motorcycle, then extends those basics to interacting with other road users and finally dealing with 'unusual' things. This course is designed for those who have never ridden, but does expect some familiarity with driving. Some beginners find even the beginner course intimidating, but that's usually because the class sizes and time don't allow for any 'falling behind.'
If you have already ridden on the street and particularly if you already have your motorcycle endorsement, you might wish to skip the basic MSF course and go directly to the Experienced Rider Course. The beginner course is 16-20 hours long, the experienced rider course is about 8 hours. Most of the things covered in the experienced rider course are a review of what's in the beginner course. Many of the exercises are slightly different so those who have had the earlier course will still find it interesting and challenging.
Who should take the beginner course?
Who should not take the beginner course?