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Scan With Your Eyes – Pre-Ride Drill, Part 1

Scan With Your Eyes – Pre-Ride Drill, Part 1

By Nick Ienatsch September 8, 2020 In the next few weeks, this column will give you some pre-ride ideas to experiment with in the hope that the ensuing ride is better than the one before. That means safer, more consistent, and more pleasurable if you’re a street...

Nick Ienatsch on Arai Helmet NEWS LIVE

  Allentown, PA (September 7, 2020) Arai Helmet Americas is proud to launch its first live program with the debut of Arai News Live. This new live broadcast will feature Arai technical staff providing key technical information about Arai helmets, Arai athlete...

Slow Your Motorcycle Longer In Corners

Slow Your Motorcycle Longer In Corners

Next Ride Drill, Part 3 by Nick Ienatsch, July 21, 2020 Slowing longer (waiting to open the throttle) will keep you from running wide in a corner by allowing the bike to turn. Too much throttle too soon will unload the tire—not a good situation while adding lean...

Close The Throttle To The Brake Lever

Close The Throttle To The Brake Lever

Next Ride Drill, Part 2 by Nick Ienatsch, July 14, 2020 When closing the throttle you should be moving to the brake lever—even if you don’t plan to apply the brakes.- Triumph Started last week, this new series gives you a specific drill for your next ride. At...

Motorcycle Steering And Hand Pressure

Motorcycle Steering And Hand Pressure

Next Ride Drill, Part 1 - Nick Ienatsch July 7, 2020 Are you aware of how much pressure you input into your motorcycle’s steering while riding?- Jeff Allen In the next few weeks, this column will give you a specific drill for your next ride. At ChampSchool we do this...

NCBike COVID Mitigation Policy

NCBike COVID Mitigation Policy

Criteria Requirements to be followed   NCCAR buildings are limited access. Only lobby, restrooms and classroom are open for use. All other spaces are off limits for our tenant’s safety. Violation will result in the building being closed again.Pits to be...

There Are No Definitive Answers To Riding Technique

There Are No Definitive Answers To Riding Technique

It depends… By Nick Ienatsch June 9, 2020 Answers to ride better and faster are not absolute and instant. Riding instructors often reply to questions with, “It depends…” - Nick Ienatsch We want instant, precise answers to our questions. What time is the meeting?...

Excellent Motorcycle Riding: Faith In Processes

Excellent Motorcycle Riding: Faith In Processes

Part 1: A word for the curious, the disheartened, and the coaches. By Nick Ienatsch These ChampSchool instructors share an important trait: 100-percent faith in the students’ ability to become an excellent rider—if they have the desire and the coaches put in the...

Motorcyclist’s Effect On Radius And Risk

Motorcyclist’s Effect On Radius And Risk

Fear and Lean Angle, Part 4. By Nick Ienatsch April 14, 2020 Welcome to Part 4 of our Fear and Lean Angle study. This week: The on-board engineer’s role in lean-angle-reduction. - At the Apex Photos In Part 1 of this series, we discussed my habit of...

Linear Progression And Practice Is Key To Speed And Safety

Linear Progression And Practice Is Key To Speed And Safety

Fear and Lean Angle: Part 3 by Nick Ienatsch. March 31, 2020 Chris Peris (pictured) and teammate Ben Walters have won five WERA Heavyweight endurance titles in a row, and Chris is often the fastest rider in the race. How do these riders find and live at the limits of...