Kawasaki and BikeSafe launch off-road skills course

New off-road course aimed at both beginners and experienced riders

KAWASAKI and BikeSafe are launching a new off-road skills scheme to help increase confidence and safety in all riding conditions.

The courses will be available at a number of UK venues and are designed to cater for those new to off-road riding and experienced riders alike.

Kawasaki staff, including former Paris-Dakar competitor Mick Extance and multiple MX champion Lee Dunham, aim to teach things such as machine control under low traction conditions, how to predict and rectify instability and hazard anticipation.

The scheme includes the use of an off-road bike and all relevant safety equipment and is available to all full motorcycle licence holders for £200 with a 10% discount applying to existing BikeSafe Riders and Kawasaki Riders Club members.

Riders can book their course online from 1 August or be referred following any BikeSafe road-based workshop.

Mark Spiller, Marketing Manager of Kawasaki Motors UK, said: ‘The sense of achievement that riders feel having mastered off-road techniques is something which we aim to harness with these BikeSafe Off Road Skills courses. Of course the serious side will be to increase the awareness and safety of road riders but there surely can be no better venue than an off-road environment to learn those essential skills within.’