ADVANCED MOTORCYCLE TRAINING COURSE
T.O.P.S. is an advanced motorcycle training school designed for each rider to enhance their skills using
their own motorcycle. Riders are trained on advanced riding techniques used by law enforcement
motorcycle officers including:
- Low Speed Balance
- Throttle Control
- Emergency Braking
- Hazard Identification
- Escape Maneuvers
T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training Courses have been developed by David Struwing, a Law Enforcement Officer
since 1994 and a graduate of the Northwestern University/Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle Instructor
School. T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training is led by a staff of knowledgeable instructors who can improve your
emergency braking techniques, hazard identification, and escaping maneuvers, all based on the core
principles of police motorcycle operation.
You will learn on YOUR motorcycle, not a loaner or rental. T.O.P.S. is for the rider looking to improve
their riding skills on their own motorcycle.
Lead Instructor: David Struwing
David Struwing has been a police officer since 1994 and a motor officer since 2001.
He is a graduate of the Northwestern University/ Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle Instructor
School. His understanding of advanced motorcycle riding techniques and training is backed by his
work as the founding member and Lead Instructor of the Northern Illinois Motor Officers (NIMO), a
dedicated group of motorcycle officers throughout the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois region. His
passion for riding and teaching led to the founding of T.O.P.S. Motorcycle Training.
Asst. Instructor: Frank Horbus
Frank has been riding motorcycles recreationally for over 25 years, and is a
graduate of the MSF motorcycle training course. He has been a police officer since 1996, and has
been a police motor officer since 2007 after having successfully completed the Michigan State
University Police Motorcycle Training. Frank subsequently earned Police Motorcycle Instructor
certification from Northwestern University. During the last few years, Frank has been teaching and
participating in several motorcycle skills and safety courses with both civilian and police riders.
Frank is especially honored to be an assistant instructor with T.O.P.S. motorcycle training.
T.O.P.S. training is an excellent and unique opportunity for civilian riders to be introduced to
proven skills and techniques for safer, more enjoyable riding.
Improve your motorcycle riding skills and stay safe on the roads.
Serving dedicated riders from the Chicagoland area including, but not limited to:
- Des Plaines
- Hoffman Estates
- St. Charles
- South Elgin
- Villa Park