Accelerate With A Plan To Brake

Increased speed approaching a corner necessitates use of the brakes, at which point motorcycles begin to work as they were designed. Whew! I just flew home after a whirlwind week of instruction: two days of Yamaha Champions Riding School at Inde Motorsports Ranch in...

Everyday Practice For Increased Motorcycling Excellence

There are times each day when increased mental focus and fine-tuned physical movements are crucial: clearing your grandmother’s fine china and crystal from the dinner table; sipping a cola and eating a hot dog slathered in condiments while examining the rolling...

How Difficult Is Racing A MotoAmerica Superbike In The Rain?

The MotoAmerica Superbike races this past weekend at Road Atlanta were crazy, especially on Sunday—all wet, all day. Kyle Wyman and his Kyle Wyman Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 not only survived but thrived, leaving Georgia fourth in the championship point chase courtesy of...

3 Reasons Expert Motorcycle Riders Crash

What catches us out as our skills and experience improve? By Nick Ienatsch April 3, 2018 Many riding-technique articles are aimed at new motorcyclists with the goal of short-cutting their learning curves. Expert riders have learned many lessons over the years, one way...

Police Officer Training At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Yamaha Champions Riding School teams with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department This past spring, the Yamaha Champions Riding School hosted a cruiser clinic, and Steve Ritchey stopped in to say hello. Ritchey is a 26-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan...

The Ridge Motorsports Park, Police Cruisers, and SuperMoto?

What could a 1,000-pound police cruiser and a 240-pound Supermoto racebike have in common? Would you believe the answer is: How they should be ridden?  Yep. Now, it’s crazy to tell you that everything is “exactly the same”, but the truth is that the...