Dr. Jim’s Riding Tips is an educational app that uses existing Motorcycle Safety Foundation self-paced safety lessons to help current motorcycle owners improve their riding skills.

Created by Dr. James Heideman, MSF's director of licensing programs, the app incorporates Heideman’s 10-video series, which is based on the MSF long-standing publication, “You and Your Motorcycle: Riding Tips.” It allows motorcyclists to use their own motorcycles to practice basic maneuvering and braking techniques at low speeds in a practice riding area of their choosing. Additionally, the mobile app shows the user how to properly prepare the riding area, set up the paths of travel and conduct the drills.

MSF’s goal with Dr. Jim’s Riding Tips is two-fold: to make accessing and understanding these basic motorcycling practice drills as easy as possible, and to help riders prepare for their state's licensing test. The only prerequisite skill necessary is the basic ability to ride a motorcycle, including experience using the brakes, throttle, clutch and transmission.

What's New

Version 2.0

Watch and Learn: Access ten (10) MSF video training programs.

Learn by example with these 10 full length hands on motorcycle training course instruction videos.

- Normal stop in a straight line
- Quick stop in a straight line
- Weaves
- Basic turns
- Normal turns
- Sharp turns without Stopping
- Sharp turns from a stop
- Obstacle swerve
- Normal Stop on a curve
- Quick stop on a curve

Your personal motorcycle training coach will guide you through ten comprehensive training exercises - that you will perform on your own bike!

Every training exercise now includes:
- step by step instructions to perform the training
- full screen diagrams to setup each exercise practice area
- watch and learn video with Dr. Jim's professional instruction
- common problems the rider will face and SOLUTIONS for each
***Bonus Material***
- Now every exercise includes "Dr. Jim's Coaching Tips" that gives you personal insight and techniques from decades of training experience

Updates in this release:
- we have rebuilt the entire app
- updated to iOS 10
- incorporated new high speed video hosting powered by Vimeo

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings



I haven’t been able to get the sound to work on the videos.

No sound


No sound

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Won't download for me.
iPhone 5s iOS 7


Motorcycle Safety Foundation
38.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Motorcycle Safety Foundation®


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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