Inside ChampU: The Debut of an Online Riding School

Inside ChampU: The Debut of an Online Riding School

The process and challenge of creating a new rider teaching format. By Nick Ienatsch August 24, 2021   Yamaha Champions Riding School now has an online instructional component called ChampU. Yamaha Champions Riding School    Fourteen months ago we began a...
Racing Vintage Motorcycles at 60

Racing Vintage Motorcycles at 60

Racing, traveling, and racing a departed friend’s bike.   By Nick Ienatsch August 17, 2021 Laguna’s epic Corkscrew aboard Chris Carr’s 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 built by HyperCycle. Could there be a better birthday party? Etech   During the third week of July 2021 I...
Safe and Repeatable Passing for Trackday Riders

Safe and Repeatable Passing for Trackday Riders

Mandatory Riders’ Meeting, Part 6. By Nick Ienatsch August 10, 2021 Even pros like Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Michael Gilbert and 19-time TT winner Michael Dunlop give each other room at a trackday.Jeff Allen    Last week’s mandatory riders’ meeting discussed...
Rider Responsibilities for Safe Trackday Passing

Rider Responsibilities for Safe Trackday Passing

Mandatory Riders’ Meeting, Part 5 By Nick Ienatsch July 27, 2021 Whether you are passing or being passed during a trackday, as a rider you have a responsibility to be predictable and polite.Jeff Allen    Passing at a trackday is the subject of the next two Mandatory...
Track Entry and Exit, and Advice for Fast Riders

Track Entry and Exit, and Advice for Fast Riders

Mandatory Riders’ Meeting, Part 4 By Nick Ienatsch July 6, 2021 How you enter and exit the racetrack can have huge consequences on the quality of your trackday—as well as others’. Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.     This quick article comes in the middle of a series...
Why Body Position Matters at the Track

Why Body Position Matters at the Track

Mandatory Riders’ Meeting, Part 1   By Nick Ienatsch June 15, 2021 How, where, and when a motorcycle rider places their body while on the track makes a huge difference in handling, speed, tire life, and lap times. MotoGP    This series is aimed at...