Josh Herrin to Guest Instruct at YCRS Sept 11-12 at NJMP

Press Release, For immediate release   August 2, 2017   San Diego, CA.  2013 AMA Superbike Champion and 2016 MotoAmerica SuperStock Champion Josh Herrin to guest instruct for the Yamaha Champions Riding School Sept 11-12 at New Jersey Motorsports Park....

Street Riders – Can you slow down at ANY point in your ride?

Two of the biggest factors in street crashes are the inability to slow down for a turn (or in a turn) and getting hit by “cagers”. The latter may never be fully cured but there are a few theoretically simple ways to mitigate this risk.  1.  Pay attention and turn on...

The Pace 2.0

Become a Better Street Rider With “The Pace 2.0” The street is not a racetrack: How to ride swiftly and safely on the road. By Nick IenatschIllustrations by Kevin Hand September 16, 2013, cycleworld.com  _As a moto-journalist since 1984, I’ve witnessed...

Brake Light Initiative: Braking Properly

The Pace 2.0 challenges riders to add this statement to their riding portfolio: “I can go to the brakes at any time during my ride.” The Brake Light Initiative (BLI) will take this challenge much further as I illustrate that a rider’s ability to use the brakes...

Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down Part 2

Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 2 A long-time roadracer and dirt-bike rider finds love in the canyons of southern California and describes his guidelines for survival and enjoyment By Keith Culver February 28, 2017 Nick’s Note: Keith Culver is not alone on the...

The Mazz Report – VIR

Mazz-Report: My MotoAmerica race weekend at Virginia International Raceway…and my first 600 podium! This weekend was full of excitement and a race I will never forget. It all started in the wet on Friday morning because after a long night of rain on Thursday,...

Tha Mazz Report – Road Atlanta

Hey everyone, Anthony here.   I know a lot of you have been wondering about how my first 600 Supersport MotoAmerica weekend went at Road Atlanta. I met my updated bike, ran quick laps, learned from some mistakes and came away with points. Here are the details:...

Press Release: YCRS adds adventure bikes to fleet

Media Contact: Keith Culver 732-267-3699 keith@champschool.com  For immediate release Aril 4, 2017  San Diego, CA The Yamaha Champions Riding School now has a Yamaha Super-Tenere big adventure bike to rent for training at each of their home locations (NJ or Arizona)....

YCRS adds GoFundMe account for Mazziotto Racing Effort

Thanks to some interest in helping YCRS/ Markbilt/ N2 with the Mazziotto Racing effort, we have now set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds and get this kid to the podium! Here is a link to the GoFundMe page:...

Help YCRS go racing with N2, Markbilt, and Anthony Mazziotto!

Have you heard? YCRS is teaming up with N2 Track Days and Markbilt Racebikes in backing MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock racer and YCRS graduate Anthony Mazziotto in 2017 because we believe in this kid and in America’s young roadracing talent but we need your help....

YCRS to Support Mazziotto in 2017 MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock Series

For immediate release. YCRS to Support Mazziotto in 2017 MotoAmerica 600 SuperStock Series Millville, NJ.   March 1, 2017- Jumping to the 600 Superstock class, the budget nearly triples and the support needed to run at the front requires an entire new level of...

YCRS Quick News: Buttonwillow and remaining fleet bikes for sale

Happy Sunday.  Hopefully everyone gets in a little “Helmet Therapy” this weekend. We just wanted to drop a line to let everyone know there are two spots open for the two-day ChampSchool at Buttonwillow on March 7-8 and plenty of seats in the economical...

Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 1 – By Keith Culver

We hear this cliché all the time, but how does a new-to-the-canyons rider keep it that way? By Keith Culver February 21, 2017 Photo by Inde Motorsports Ranch Okay, this is who I hang out with! I’m on the left, next to Chris Peris, Kyle Wyman and Nick. We spend a lot...

Press Release: Ken Hill returns to YCRS

For immediate release. January 25, 2017. After a two-year hiatus during which Mr. Hill developed the successful and high-end Rickdiculous Racing Program, he is returning to the company that helped develop him. Ken will also continue to lead Rickdiculous Racing’s...

More Yamaha Champions Riding School bikes for sale

Coming Soon – More Yamaha Champions Riding School bikes for sale. Our 2017 fleet of Yamaha motorcycles should be arriving sometimes this spring and that means we will have 26 more bikes for sale as soon as the new machines roll in, including any remaining R6s in...

2017 YCRS Schedule Announced – Buttonwillow, CA included!

California has been asking, YCRS has been listening! Let’s keep this simple.  Here is the current 2017 schedule: Saturday, January 28 – ChampDay, Arizona Motorsports Park Mon-Tue, February 20-21 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch Monday, March 6...

IMS Signs YCRS for Rolling Riding Clinics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMS Signs YCRS for Rolling Riding Clinics The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows have inked the Yamaha Champions Riding School to appear at the first two shows of the 2016/17 season: Long Beach (November 18-20 and New York City December...

A Racing Family Reaches for the World Championship

For the last four years, the Uribe family has left their California home for the wild world of international motorcycle racing. Here is their story, in their own words. By Nick Ienatsch October 4, 2016 Courtesy of Uribe Collection Allan, Becky and Jayson Uribe. I met...

On a Fool’s Errand: Teaching Riding Judgement

Judgement comes with experience, but can new riders observe and imagine their way to good judgement?   “Yeah, well,” a veteran rider will say to me when he learns what I do for a living, “ya can’t teach judgement.” He will then wax philosophic about all the...

Cold Tire Crashes – Not what you might think?

The Jedi answers this age old reason we crash. There are two ways to crash on a cold tire: Overload it and underload it…and the latter is a lot more popular Photo NI: How much grip is left in each of these discarded tires? Even with these cold used tires, grip is...

The Most Dangerous Days

IT 85 The Most Dangerous Days Riding Defensively isn’t the Only Approach You Need in Traffic   For thirteen years I worked full-time for Petersen Publishing Company and commuted by motorcycle into Hollywood, California, from the San Fernando Valley in what can be...

IENATSCH TUESDAY: Initial Throttle versus Accelerating

IENATSCH TUESDAY: Initial Throttle versus Accelerating; One guy says do this, one says do that. They’re both right. By Nick Ienatsch August 30, 2016 Dave Crussell and Nick Ienatsch mid-corner at Phillip Island, Brad Schwab, e-tech AHRMA Champion Dave Crussell (17) and...

Finally!  The details on the sale of our 2014 Model Yamahas!!

We just hinted about it in our newsletter last month and y’all came out of the woodwork to get your hands on our perfectly maintained Yamaha R6s and FZ1s.  So we let the dust settle a little bit and are now dedicating this email blast to the sale of these bikes....

$450/495 ChampDay added to the NCBike Schedule Sept 16

Single-Day Program added to the two-day class already scheduled in North Carolina Self-explanatory: Not everyone can do the $1995 class and take two days off from work.  So how about one day and only $450 to get some Champions Habits? Because we want to get Champions...

MotoAmerica stars to guest instruct at post-race YCRS at New Jersey

MotoAmerica stars to guest instruct at post-race Yamaha Champions Riding School at New Jersey Photo Courtesy of Ron Heben, Yamaha Motor Corp MILLVILLE, N.J. (Aug. 3) — The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will have a star-studded guest instructor lineup for...

Summer Newsletter 2016

  Happy Summer everyone!  As the weather heats up, YCRS has been slowly and carefully expanding.  We’ve introduced two new programs this year and have expanded to include a few more tracks.  We aren’t leaving our bi-coastal homes in NJ and AZ but are...

Yamaha Champions Riding School books NCBike

Millville, NJ  June 23, 2016 –  Expansion seems to be the term for YCRS in 2016.  First it was Phoenix, then Denver, then Brainerd, now North Carolina, and New York state is in discussion as we write this.  YCRS will bring the two-day ChampSchool to NCBike/NCCAR...

YCRS heading to Brainerd International Raceway?

Dear riders, This letter is to let you know that the Yamaha Champions Riding School is coming to the Midwest.  YCRS has book Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, MN for a two-day ChampSchool on August 1-2. Nick is excited to return to yet another track where he...

YCRS is getting High In the Plains!

Huh?  Oh, sorry, that was a Freudian slip. Let’s try that again! …. The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is holding a ChampDay motorcycle riding school at High Plains Raceway just outside of Denver Co.  That’s what we meant to say. Champions Habit:...

April Newsletter

More Speed = More Brakes YCRS is gaining MPH, needs to open up our radius! YCRS News & Updates A perfect record in the west, sights set on the east. YCRS gets ready to start our journey to New Jersey with so many positives. ChampDay was a HIT, ChampStreet was a...

YCRS is going to the MidWest

YCRS is coming to the mid-west!                                                    You heard it right.  The Yamaha Champions Riding School just inked a deal for a two-day ChampSchool at Brainerd International Raceway on August 1-2.  The mid-west has been asking...

Registration Open for ChampDay and ChampStreet – Details

IT IS OFFICIAL! The YCRS famed Champions Habits, normally offered only in the $1995 two-day ChampSchool, can now be experienced for as low as $160 and registration is open.   Yesterday, the official announcement was made that the much anticipated single-day...

YCRS ChampStreet – details announced

YCRS ChampStreet – Details What is Champstreet?  ChampStreet is our street-bikes-only class designed to help regular street riders, on ANY TYPE OF BIKE, learn the YCRS Champions Habits.  Champions Habits are the skills needed to navigate a windy road without...

YCRS ChampDay – Details Announced

YCRS ChampDay – Detail ChampDay: A single full day motorcycle riding school stuffed full of the Champions Habits that have made our two-day ChampSchool so successful. ChampDay is aimed at riders who have a tight time schedule or monetary budget because a big...

YCRS Says Thank for for a great 2015

Yamaha Champions Riding School would like to say Thank You to all who helped make 2015 our best year ever as well as wish everyone a wonderful 2016.  I recently asked the YCRS team to give me a few words to recap how they felt about 2015 and I thought is might be...

YCRS ChampSchool drops to $1995? What??

Even at $2395, The Yamaha Champions Riding School is known as “the best investment in motorcycling”.  Since 2008 we have constantly tweaked and improved our program because veteran riders know that YCRS Champions Habits are the only modification/upgrade...

December to Remember – 2015

Happy December to all.  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays.  YCRS is over our Turkey hangover and busy as ever out here in sunny Arizona.  We just wanted to drop in, drop off some Holiday Cheer…and update...

Chris Peris obtains minority ownership in YCRS

Professional racer Chris Peris obtains minority ownership in Yamaha Champions Riding School WILLCOX, Ariz. (Nov. 27) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is proud to announce that AMA national winner Chris Peris has been added to the company’s list of...

YCRS December Christmas Card – Presents included

It’s not just a Christmas card, it’s a present too!  Yep, our gift to you this season is a huge discount for our December school.  And you don’t have to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Saturday to take advantage of the offer.   Not only have we...

YCRS GRADUATES ONLY! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

January 7/8 of 2016 Yamaha Champions Riding Schoool: Graduates Only at Inde Motorsports Ranch!We love tradition and our Graduate Only school is one of the best annual events in motorcycling. It’s happening January 7/8 of 2016 and we have some terrific plans that...

YCRS return for 2015 IMS

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Oct. 27) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) instructors will be holding stage presentations for three of the 2015 International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) in their winter schedule, starting this coming weekend in Portland, Oregon Oct. 31...

YCRS November Newsletter 2015

Happy November!   What, you’re not happy it’s November?  Come on, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Saturday, decorating for the holidays!  What’s not to like?  Oh, what?  Cold?  Aahhh, you live in an area that gets a bit chilly and you...

YCRS Seasonal Update / What is BAS?

Holy Hurricanes!  Looks like we picked the right time to get our butts to Arizona for the Fall/Winter!  Hurricane Joaquin (pronounced Wakeen) is modeled to hit New Jersey directly and although half of our fleet and beautiful shop could be in its path, we took a few...

YCRS Announces Brake Assisted Steering – October Newsletter

Holy Hurricanes!  Looks like we picked the right time to get our butts to Arizona for the Fall/Winter!  Hurricane Joaquin (pronounced Wakeen) is modeled to hit New Jersey directly and although half of our fleet and beautiful shop could be in its path, we took a few...

THE SUMMER OF MOTORCYCLING

Hello Riders!   I’m sitting in the RV just outside of Barber Motorsports Park enjoying some quiet time for the first time in months. There are a gazillion great things happening in the motorcycle world so I hope you enjoy the YCRS June newsletter.  ...

Our May 5-6 two-day school is sold out

Our May 5-6 two-day school is sold out with a waiting list but we have seats open in the two separate one-day classes on the 7th and 8th.  What to do, what to do? The answer comes from an email from Scott Russell.  “Hey Keith!  Missed you guys this winter, I...

One-Percent Off: Josh Hayes Won’t Crash

-By Nick Ienatsch We’ve been lucky enough to have AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes at YCRS for some lunch-time Q and A. His studied approach to this sport is immediately apparent and the audience soon realizes that Hayes thinks about every facet of this sport. A...

MotoGP Bombshell Exclusive: Inside Rossi’s First Yamaha Win!

Welkom ’04: Do or Die for Yamaha By Eddie Lawson As told to: Nick Ienatsch In August of 2003, Yamaha decided to pull the plug on its MotoGP effort. Two factors prompted this decision: money and getting their butts beat. This is the company that won nine world...

The Crusade

Yes, YCRS is on a crusade…to save our sport. Single-bike accidents continue to injure and kill motorcycle riders, yet bikes and tires are better than they’ve ever been. Misinformation leads to rider error and that gets painful. Riders who have been told they can’t...

One-day riding clinics at Arizona Motorsports Park

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Feb. 2) — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will debut it’s all-new one-day riding clinics at Arizona Motorsports Park (AMP) on March, 21 2015. The single day format class will cost $999 and will offer a new product to students wishing to improve...

YCRS to offer two-day schools throughout the winter months.

MILLVILLE, N.J. (Oct. 9) — After a successful summer season at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Yamaha Champions Riding School will be heading to Inde Motorsports Ranch near Tucson, Ariz. to offer two-day schools throughout the winter months. IMR, located an hour east...

YCRweSt

YCRweSt -Will YCRS be coming west soon? -When will YCRS be back at Laguna Seca? -Can YCRS go on the road and come to my track? If we had a dollar for every time we get one of these questions, we could offer the school for half price. Well, we didn’t get a dollar for...

MSF-Recognized: The Yamaha Champions Riding School

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has granted official recognition to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). YCRS is only the second MSF-recognized, track-based rider-training school in America. The focus of this collaboration is rider improvement, and...

A Look at Lap times by Nick Ienatsch

My friend Pauly called last week and we reignited our conversation about lap times…lap times as the sole determining factor regarding which group trackday riders are placed in. At first glance it makes sense because it gives a definite level to each group and...

New One-Day Clinic

As the Yamaha Champions Riding School hits its stride at New Jersey Motorsports Park, our new one-day clinic will debut August 13, and YCRS will head an N2 Track Days SED or “Skills Enhancement Day” on August 12. After eight successful two-day programs in the past...

A short film from Eyeball Moto

Millville, NJ: A short film from Eyeball Moto attempts to make you feel like you are really inside the best motorcycle riding school available and totally NAILS it! Have you ever wondered what goes on in a $2400, two day, motorcycle riding school designed and taught...

N2 Track Days 3-day event

Yamaha Champions Riding School instructor, Scott Russell, will be guest instructing at the N2 Track Days 3-day event on Saturday this coming weekend. For the few of you in the world that don’t know who Scott is, he is a multi-time AMA Champion, World Superbike...

Beat the Heat!

YCRS Operations Manager Keith Culver Offers Real Incentives for Summer Schools! “I have one word for my YCRS experience: WOW! I’ve been training kids at NJMiniGP for 10 years, and fairly successfully. I’ve sent multiple kids up to the big tracks through a partnership...

A picture speaks a thousand words.

A picture speaks a thousand words. In this case, it doesn’t need to work that hard. June 9-10 is officially sold out and on a waiting list. It took more than a year for us to sell out at Miller Motorsports Park and less than a half of season at New Jersey Motorsports...

Yamaha Champions Riding School at the Circuit of the Americas

The Yamaha Champions Riding School joins the Yamaha juggernaut invading COTA for the Grand Prix weekend April 11, 12 and 13 in Austin, Texas, and encourages all riders to visit the Yamaha display and say hello. And talk about riding. In fact, the YCRS crew will be...

Everyone wants to protect the Yamaha Champions Riding School

The bodies of instructors and students will be well-protected at the Yamaha Champions Riding School: Alpinestars boots, gloves and back-protectors will protect ankles, hands, and spines. Kushitani and Heroic riding suits will protect the rest of the bodies and also be...

Kyle Wyman Racing partners with Yamaha Champions Riding School

March 9, 2014, JENNINGS, Fla. — Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Kyle Wyman Racing for the 2014 racing and school season. YCRS will extend their marketing efforts through KWR race programs, most notably their recently...

Yamaha Champions Riding School

Yamaha Champions Riding School: World-Class Motorcycle Rider Training at New Jersey Motorsports Park February 24, 2014 – Dunlop will once again be the tire supplier to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS), entering into the fifth year of support for this school....

Higher (and Faster) Learning

On January 30th, Yale University hosted a unique Master’s Tea at Davenport College that gave students a chance to speak with leading motorcycle racers and coaches to discuss how the same skills that produce excellence on a bike can translate into excellence in the...

MSF-Recognized: The Yamaha Champions Riding School

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has granted official recognition to the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). YCRS is only the second MSF-recognized, track-based rider-training school in America. The focus of this collaboration is rider improvement, and...