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2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 2

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 2

Faster and safer.     By Nick Ienatsch, January 12, 2021   Last week’s examination of changing your bike’s direction in less time and distance by using your brakes defines Champ School’s slogan of “faster, safer.” We discussed that every curve has a maximum...
2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brake Light, Part 1

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brake Light, Part 1

Speed and safety await—let’s examine consistent speed first.   By Nick Ienatsch.  January 5, 2021   Welcome to 2021, the year of the brake light. Lighting the red light at the back of your bike is much more than a sign of braking; the more I ride, race, and...
Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 7

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 7

Best practices are not always. By Nick Ienatsch.  December 8, 2020   “It’s the Wild West out there,” the gentleman commented. His assignment was to establish a rider-training direction for a group of riders, and his comment referred to what he had seen and heard...
Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 6

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 6

Struggling after a crash. By Nick Ienatsch This week’s Beyond the Classroom article focuses on a common issue: A rider with a passion for motorcycles eventually quits riding due to crashes. They walk out of our industry because of the cost and pain of big mistakes. A...
Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5

Lean angle, By Nick Ienatsch November 24, 2020 When a new rider tells the YCRS instructor crew, “I want to carry more lean angle but I’m scared.” We answer, “Us too!”   At YCRS we equate lean angle with risk and use the two words interchangeably. A core school...