MSI Course Outline

Listed below are the specialist courses offered by the Motorcycle Safety Institute of South Africa, mainly conducted in Durban. Over the years we have, and will continue to make every effort to bring our course offering to you, so don't hesitate to contact us and show your interest.

Payment options are EFT within 7-days, Cash Deposit within 7-days, or Lay-By over 90-days.


  1. Riders who have successfully completed both the Advanced and Skilled Rider Courses qualify for the Skilled Rider Wings; a prestigious award to the committed few.
  2. Road Captains trained and certified by Hein Jonker / MSI may apply for their Road Captain Cards.
  3. Riders who have attended ANY of our courses may claim an exclusive 15% discount on any Xkulcha product. These may be purchased from Johan at Xkulcha. You'll need to quote your MSI Course Certificate Number to qualify for the discount.


During the Advanced Rider Course (ARC) you will learn how to control your motorcycle at Urban speed (40 – 60km/h), Rural speed (80 – 100km/h), and Freeway speed (100 – 120km/h) preparing you for various real-life emergency situations and how to avoid them. The course is geared for the rider who wants to get better acquainted with his/her motorcycle; discover their own abilities under pressure, and explore the limitations of their motorcycle. Here a Chief Instructor coaches you to safely and effectively manipulate your motorcycle to at least minimise risk or injury. The ARC should be considered when you purchase a new motorcycle, and most certainly after a crash or incident, to help boost skill and confidence levels. At least 6-8 months (4000km) riding experience is required to effectively complete this course.


Theory Session

  1. Road Safety
  2. Rider Safety
  3. Riding Gear
  4. Motorcycle Safety

Practical Session 1: Urban Speed exercises up to 60km/h

  1. Stopping: it’s not just a stop
  2. Braking: Front & Rear Brake when and how
  3. Counter Steering: 2 ways & the right way
  4. Target Fixation: to work for you, not against you
  5. Quick U-turns: no time to get lazy
  6. Hazard Avoidance: reduce and manipulate

Practical Session 2: Rural & Freeway Speed exercises up to 120km/h

  1. Counter Steering: you can never get enough
  2. Emergency Lane Change: avoid at speed
  3. Stop-n-Go: avoid rear-end
  4. Emergency Escape: separating swerving from braking
  5. Maximum Braking: scared of the brakes are you?


The Skilled Rider Course (SRC) is designed for experienced riders, who truly want to learn how to manoeuvre their motorcycles in limited or confined spaces with skill and confidence. Exercises are done at near-walking pace, and in up to 2ndgear, where you'll discover and experience proper brake and clutch manipulation, the importance of head-and-eye movement, posture shift, and throttle control for the effective completion of these exercises. This is an extremely rewarding course and the foundation for all USA Motor Cops. At least 8-10 months (5000km) riding experience is required.


  1. Control: Clutch, Throttle & Brakes
  2. Slow Ride
  3. Inline Weave
  4. U-Turn
  5. Keyhole
  6. Off-Set Weave
  7. Figure 8
  8. Turn from Stop
  9. Iron Cross
  10. Brake & Escape


During the Road Captain Course (RCC) you as Road Captain will learn how to safely manage and control Motorcycle Mass Rides and Group Rides. This is a specialised course exclusively conducted all over South Africa by Hein Jonker. With more than 15 years experience and in-depth research and development, Hein has developed the Road Captain Guide, now not only used in South Africa but in Russia, Australia, and Canada as well.

From theory sessions to the practical range- and road sessions, you are guided through the process of riding etiquette, rider and group safety, emergency procedures, marshalling, road rules, and the law. In addition, guidelines are given on Motorcycle Crash Scene Management and the importance of data collection.

Motorcycle Councils, Clubs, Groups, and Chapters are encouraged to send a Road Captain for every 8 riders (i.e. 20 Riders/Members = 2 RCs) to attend an MSI Road Captain Course.


  • Theory Session on Motorcycle Safety
  • Theory Session on Group Riding
  • Theory Session on Motorcycle Crash Data
  • Road Captain Range Session
  • Road Captain Road Session

Road Captains who complete/completed the MSI Road Captain Course will be issued with an RC Card for easy verification when stepping up to fulfil Road Captain duties anywhere in South Africa.

Past MSI-trained-certified RCs may apply for their card HERE.


A professional and well-trained instructor plays a vital role in rider skills development and motorcycle safety. Here you have a choice to attend any part or all of the M.S.I. Course Levels, and be trained to conduct such a course/s in and around South Africa both professionally and effectively.

Theory and Range Sessions combined will not only improve your own riding abilities but also teach you to effectively identify riding error and effectively coach an accurate method of motorcycle operation. You will also be evaluated on your riding and coaching abilities on each level, before your final test and grading. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be certified as an M.S.I. Motorcycle Riding Instructor.

All sessions are conducted by Hein Jonker, Chief Instructor and expert in the field of Motorcycle Rider Training, Safety, and Manipulation.

MRI COURSE OPTIONS – 5 days per Course Option

Basic Rider Course (BRC)
To train and equip Novice or Less Experienced Riders

  • Introduction - The Motorcycle Riding Instructor
  • Theory Sessions - Set up of an Academy, Training Material, and Guidelines
  • Range Sessions - Practical training as a Student, and then as an Instructor
  • Evaluation and Grading

Skilled Rider Course (SRC)
To train and equip Experienced Riders to control their motorcycles in confined spaces

  • Introduction - The Motorcycle Riding Instructor
  • Theory Sessions - Set up of an Academy, Training Material, and Guidelines
  • Range Sessions - Practical training as a Student, and then as an Instructor
  • Evaluation and Grading

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)
To train and equip Experienced Riders for Urban and Freeway evasive riding

  • Introduction - The Motorcycle Riding Instructor
  • Theory Sessions - Set up of an Academy, Training Material, and Guidelines
  • Range Sessions - Practical training as a Student, and then as an Instructor
  • Evaluation and Grading

Instructor Requirements

Applicants ...

  • Are at least 21 years of age,
  • Have at least 5000km (BRC) 8000km (ARC & SRC) regular riding experience,
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Have excellent social skills with a strong interest in helping other people,
  • Have a valid RSA K53 Motorcycle License,
  • Currently, operate a motorcycle on a frequent basis, and
  • Have a clean record with no possibility for license suspension.

Individuals accepted into the Instructor Training Programme must successfully complete:

  • A riding skills test to demonstrate riding proficiency,
  • A riding instruction course/s conducted by a certified Chief Instructor,
  • A written knowledge test of the course curriculum and other road safety issues,
  • An evaluation of communication abilities and proficiency at evaluating and coaching riders,
  • Sign an Instructor Pledge.

Once certified, an instructor must:

  • Submit to assessments when required
  • Conduct enough courses to maintain certification