The Honda Safety Institute is back in business. For more than a year, this rider training center, a European benchmark, has been closed in compliance with the government restrictions caused by the COVID-19 health emergency. On 15 May, with all the necessary safety and hygiene measures in place, the facilities in Barcelona will once again welcome all riders wishing to take part in one of the courses focused on learning techniques and concepts in favor of safe riding.
At the HIS website, customers can choose the course that suits their needs the best and enroll in it, or give the gift of safety to a family member or friend through a gift voucher. The training offer starts with six courses (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Motorcycle; Beginner and Advanced Scooter; and Advanced Level + Open Road) designed for users who already have a driving license, regardless of their level of experience and the type or make of motorbike they own. The courses in the off-road area, both for children and adults, will not be available in this first phase of the reopening.
Needless to say, the school has completely adapted its facilities following all anti-covid measures to avoid any possible contagion of participants and instructors, such as cleaning and disinfecting the motorbikes and protective equipment used by the students at the end of each day. In addition, the registration fee includes the free loan of the motorbike and fuel, the necessary equipment for the course such as back, shoulder, chest, elbow, and knee protectors (except for the helmet and gloves), and civil liability insurance.
Albert Cavero, Director of the Honda Safety Institute says: “The easing of the restrictions related to the spread of COVID-19 and the implementation at the HIS of a rigorous protocol of preventive measures, has allowed us to resume training activities at our center in a safe manner and after many months of inactivity. It’s been a long wait, but we can finally offer our riding courses to the biker community, just in time for the good weather when the use of motorbikes becomes much more common, being a form of ‘Covid Free’ mobility”.