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The information, services, products, and materials contained in this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, and links, are provided on an "as is" basis with no warranty. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Academy of Motorcycle Operation, LLC (AMO) disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to such information, services, products, and materials, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non infringement, freedom from computer virus, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. In addition, AMO does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this web site is accurate, complete or current. Fee or price and availability information is subject to change without notice. Due to the large amount of content and information provided, errors can and will occur. By visiting this web site you agreed that AMO shall be held harmless from all liability and responsibility for any and all errors or omissions in the information provided on this web site. AMO shall not be required or obligated to honor any fee or price if said fee or price is incorrect or inaccurate, regardless of whether the information was entered by either AMO or its partners.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY In no event shall AMO be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if AMO has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products, and materials available from this site. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.
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ACCEPTANCE OF ORDERS The receipt of an e-mail enrollment confirmation does not constitute the acceptance of an order or a confirmation of an offer to sell. AMO reserves the right, without prior notification, to limit the enrollment quantity on any course and/or refuse service to any customer. Verification of information may be required prior to the acceptance of any order. By placing a credit card order, the customer grants the AMO permission to contact their bank to verify name and address.
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LICENSE WAIVER RECIPROCITY Upon successful completion of the California Highway Patrol Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC), you'll receive a Course Completion Card. Your state might be one of many states that waive the on-bike riding skills test and/or the written test required to obtain your motorcycle operator's license or endorsement for that state if you have a Course Completion Card from the CHP MTC. Please contact your state's Motorcycle Safety Coordinator to determine if your DMV will accept the CHP MTC completion card.
MOTORCYCLE CHOICES, GEAR & TECHNOLOGY
Motorcycle & Gear Recommendations
AMO cannot make specific recommendations regarding which motorcycles, gear or technology a student or rider should purchase. Riders may wish to consult with peers and dealership/aftermarket personnel, and may research manufacturer publications (brochures and websites) and enthusiast magazines for reviews and recommendations. It is common for novice street riders to purchase smaller motorcycles on which to gain experience before investing in larger, more powerful motorcycles. Be aware that some manufacturers note in their publications that certain sport-bike models are intended for experienced riders. AMO strongly recommends that you take the CHP MTC to decide if motorcycling is right for you, to prepare you for riding in traffic, and to secure a DMV license waiver to become a licensed rider.
Generally speaking, motorcyclists - as well as bicyclists and pedestrians -- are more vulnerable than other roadway users to injury in traffic collisions since they don't have the advantage of being protected within pounds of steel. That's why the AMO strongly encourages motorcyclists to minimize the risk by riding responsibly, always wearing protective gear, taking a hands-on rider training course such as the CHP MTC, getting licensed, riding within your personal limits, and riding free of alcohol or other drugs or other impairments (recent reports show that 52 percent of CA motorcyclists who died in crashes were impaired). The CHP MTC stresses the need to learn and use effective mental strategies such as SIPDE: Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute. This strategy helps riders manage risk by detecting and avoiding potentially hazardous traffic situations. Some riders also use the strategy of assuming they're invisible to other motorists, because other motorists may not be on the lookout for motorcycles. Wearing brightly colored protective apparel helps increase visibility, and frequent inspection of the motorcycle helps decrease the likelihood of a crash due to mechanical failure. The maneuverability and small size of a motorcycle can be used in some situations to avoid crashes. While there are many steps a motorcyclist can take to reduce risk, as with many aspects of life, it can never be eliminated. More than 9,000,000 American motorcyclists enjoy the sport, and the trend is that more and more people are turning to motorcycles as a practical, efficient and enjoyable form of personal transportation. If you haven't ridden before, we suggest that you and your spouse/parent/whoever take the CHP MTC and use that as a basis for discussion of the risks and rewards of motorcycling, before making a decision to purchase a motorcycle.