Motorcycle Repair Technician

Motorcycle Repair Training

If you're detail-oriented, have strong troubleshooting skills, and enjoy a job where you can be hands-on, our Penn Foster Career School's online Motorcycle Repair Technician Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the next steps toward the career you want. Through Penn Foster's flexible Motorcycle Repair Training, you can build fundamental mechanical skills on your schedule.

  • Students learn about clutches, ignitions, brakes, wheel assemblies, tires, electrical fundamentals, inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, and DC circuits for motorcycles and ATVs. 
  • Students enrolled in the program are eligible for a Snap-on tools discount.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Self Paced

Save up to $100 Ends 6/25/2024

Cost of Program


$799 Save $100


$59/month, Start for as low as $20

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to identify the different types of motorcycle and ATV engine designs and configurations, including how manufacturers determine engine sizes and power ratings.
  2. How to describe and name major components of both two-stroke and four-stroke engines.
  3. How to use a multimeter to measure voltage, resistance, and current and how an electromagnet works.
  4. How to repair and service motorcycle spoke wheels and perform maintenance on brakes, engines, and more.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Motorcycle Repair Technician Careers

Motorcycle Mechanic



Our online Motorcycle Repair Technician courses are designed to help students prepare to take the next steps toward a career as a motorcycle mechanic. There are a variety of job opportunities for motorcycle mechanics, including jobs in motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, marinas, and sporting goods stores.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for motorcycle mechanic jobs are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Motorcycle Repair Courses

  • 8 courses
  • 32.5 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 23 exams

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 2 months
  • Average time = 7 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

In our online Motorcycle Repair Courses, you'll learn the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare for a career as a motorcycle mechanic. Your online units include:

  • Motorcycle and ATV Engine Configurations
  • Clutches, Transmissions, and Drives
  • Brakes, Wheel Assemblies, and Tires
  • Motorcycle Maintenance


Non-US residents: This is a United States-based institution with course materials that are geared toward US job and labor standards. Learners from outside of the US may find that some information and materials will differ from the current standards of their country. Please note, the materials for this program are in English and use the Imperial unit of measurement, not the metric system.

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Optional Motorcycle Repair Work Experience

Students in the motorcycle repair training program can gain hands-on experience after completing their online studies through a work experience option. This is not required for graduation and students are responsible for finding their own location to complete the training.

Motorcycle Repair Success Stories

Our online Motorcycle Repair Technician graduates have gone on to start new careers or even their own businesses. Learn more about their program experience.
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Ariel A.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“Penn Foster made it possible to continue my education in the most convenient way possible.”

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Motorcycle Repair Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Motorcycle Repair Technician Career Diploma Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans and get started today!

Option 1: Pay in full

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $49 down
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Our Proven Motorcycle Repair Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Dedicated Learner Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Motorcycle Repair Program FAQs

What is the career outlook for a motorcycle mechanic?

Due to more people becoming interested in and owning motorcycles and ATVs, the need for trained motorcycle mechanics within the workforce should remain steady over the next ten years. Most motorcycle mechanics find jobs in motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, or even start their own repair business.

How much does a motorcycle mechanic make per hour?

According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for motorcycle mechanics was $21.51 per hour.* However, the amount you are paid can vary based on your experience, your employer, and the state in which you work.

How do I become a motorcycle mechanic?

Most employers of motorcycle mechanics require applicants to have a high school diploma before hiring them. Many mechanics will receive on-the-job training and, while postsecondary education isn't required to perform the job, job prospects can be better for those who have earned a credential or diploma.

How long do you have to go to school to be a motorcycle mechanic?

Formal education in motorcycle repair can vary depending on the school you attend. With Penn Foster's online Motorcycle Repair Technician classes, you can work at your own pace and complete your studies within a year.

Can I really learn to become a motorcycle mechanic online?

Yes! While motorcycle repair is a hands-on job, you can learn the fundamentals and basic skills through online study. Additionally, our accredited online Courses for Motorcycle Repair include practical exercises to help you apply what you learn to real-world situations.