Honda Opens First European Safety Institute
According to Honda, the manufacturer has invested nearly 4 million euros in this project that is designed to host up to 15,000 attendants a year.
The institute spreads over 25,000 square meters with many classrooms for the theory lessons, while three areas are destined for the practical sessions: an asphalt track, an area with different surface friction for braking practice, and an off-road track.
Of the seven courses offered in total, a program for children, courses on road safety and defensive driving and a course for professional motorcycle riders are included. Programs cost between 70 and 100 euros, which includes the use of a motorcycle and the required safety equipment.
In addition HIS will offer free entry and transportation to groups of secondary school students aged 14-16. In Spain, you can ride a 50cc motorcycle aged 14 and from age 16 you can ride motorcycles with 51cc and larger engines so the scheme is set up in a way to encourage and educate future riders.
The educational program includes lessons in the control of a motorcycle, activities in the off-road area, and the use of the Riding Simulators. In addition to the practical training all participants receive a Manual of Basic Riding Techniques in the form of a book and DVD.