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Joseph A. Zito, CPA

“AMAZING school. Best money I have ever spent. Nick and his team are incredible. I really enjoyed Nick as my coach. I have totally transformed and morphed into a better rider.
…..and to think I spent two seconds thinking about going……….SMH.”

Paul St. Clair

“YCRS has changed my riding for life. I have more confidence in what I’m doing on my motorcycles even though some of it seemed impossible before the class. What a wonderful opportunity it was to spend two days with your group and learn life changing skills.”

Raymond Richard

“Not only are they good people who care deeply for the health and well being for our sport and us riders, but are great teachers also. If you want to ride faster, safer, please see them, sign up and ride with them. “

Mark Goodrich

“I’m forever grateful to all of you, please, please, when a beginner is concerned about whether the school is right for them, tell them to call me:”

Rex Tan

“Change your riding forever, debunk myths, clear doubts. Most importantly, Enjoy riding at a whole different level and being so much SAFER.”

CHAMPSCHOOL 1 Day or 2 day

$949 – $2795

We created Yamaha Champions Riding School to make riders safer, faster. Riders who apply the correct control inputs at the right time will be safer, more confident, faster and will have more fun.  

When we prioritize safer over faster, we can focus on riding improvement. Improved technique makes going faster a by-product. Riding better means being consistently safer and consistently faster.

ChampSchool is our complete, immersive, motorcycle riding curriculum. We do not believe in different levels or that novice riders should learn different techniques than advanced riders. We simply believe there is a consistently safe way to ride a motorcycle at whatever speeds you choose, from commuting to racing.

Our coaching curriculum builds upon two overarching principles, part of our “Champions Habits”: 1-How the best riders in the world ride. 2-How a modern motorcycle is designed to be ridden. We aim to shortcut your learning curve, make new riders excellent, make veteran riders even better, achieved by limiting class size and focusing on each student’s needs.

ChampSchool is offered in 1-Day or 2-Day formats. The 2-Day ChampSchool is the complete curriculum. The 1-Day program is the critical first half of the curriculum.

Day 1 of ChampSchool
Day 1 of ChampSchool addresses the fundamental concepts and techniques with a constant rotation of classroom, van laps, demonstrations, track time, and drills. Day 1 starts at 8:00am and will typically finish as late as 8:00pm with dinner and group film review. It is a day packed with tons of riding and information overload.

Day 2 of ChampSchool
Day 2 is where we see the majority of the “ah-ha” moments. We dive deeper into more advanced concepts on Day 2 with a whole host of classroom time, van laps, drills, track time and more individual student filming and review.

ChampSchool Focus
ChampSchool is expensive because we employ the best coaches in the country at the best facilities. Our class sizes are small and intimate with a maximum student-to-instructor ratio of 4:1. Your instructors will be part of your every learning moment with personalized coaching and drills. Whether you are early in your street riding career, touring, trackday riding or national road racing, ChampSchool is laser-focused on your riding improvement.

You can bring any brand or type of bike, or we offer a complete “arrive and ride” experience for our 2-Day ChampSchool. We have a complete fleet of Yamaha motorcycles as well as Alpinestars gear and Arai helmets available for rent. Both days are catered.

If you want to be a safe and confident rider, invest in learning skills that will last a lifetime. Invest in the rider. Invest in you.

TECHNIQUES & PRINCIPLES

  • Trail-braking and mid-corner stops
  • Visual habits
  • Champions’ approaches to consistency
  • Traction studies
  • Tire and suspension loading
  • Steering-geometry adjustability
  • Mental focus tips
  • Track changes that mimic the real world
  • Rear-brake drills
  • Rider-adjustment drills.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 4:1 Student to Instructor ratio 
  • BYOB or rent one of our pristine Yamahas (ChampSchool two-day only) 
  • Aimed at any rider, street or track 
  • Each student filmed each day 
  • Some of the classroom learning happens in a van at speed! 
  • Fully catered 
  • Notebook and drinks provided
  • Packed day of riding and classes on-track
  • Classroom lectures
  • Make friends for life

Day One 

  • Core Champions Habits 
  • Grip/ Traction 
  • Radius = MPH 
  • Mental Focus 
  • Direction 
  • Lead/Follow 
  • Braking Drill 
  • Downshifting 
  • Pointy End of the Cone 
  • Filming  

Day Two

  • Types of Corners
  • Types of Riders
  • Fork Travel
  • Rear Brake
  • Pointy End of the Cone
  • Filming
  • Open Lapping
  • Mini Drills
  • Champions Laps
  • Filming 

    Pricing Breakdown: 

    • Tuition: $1,895 – $4,000 (by location) 
    • Motorcycle Rental:  $400 – $600 
    • Optional Catastrophic Insurance: $200  ($3500 deductible) 
    • Alpinestars Leather Riding Suit: $125 
    • Arai Helmet Rental: $30 
    • Alpinestars Boot Rental: $20 
    • Alpinestars Gloves Rental: $50 
    • Alpinestars Back Protector: $10   

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    06/22-23, NJMP, ChampSchool
    June 22 - June 23, 2021 → New Jersey Motorsports Park

    06/29-30, Ridge, ChampSchool & ChampGrad
    June 29 - June 30, 2021 → The Ridge Motorsports Park

    07/16-17 Sonoma ChampSchool two-day
    July 16 - July 17, 2021 → Sonoma Raceway

    08/10-11, Pitt Race, ChampSchool & ChampGrad
    August 10 - August 11, 2021 → Pittsburgh International Race Complex

    09/07-08, NJMP Lightning, ChampSchool
    September 7 - September 8, 2021 → New Jersey Motorsports Park

    09/30-10/1, CMP, ChampSchool
    September 30 - October 1, 2021 → Carolina Motorsports Park

    10/19-20, Buttonwillow (New Track), ChampSchool
    October 19 - October 20, 2021 → Buttonwillow

    10/25-26, Inde, ChampSchool
    October 25 - October 26, 2021 → Inde Motorsports Ranch

    11/15-16, Inde, ChampSchool
    November 15 - November 16, 2021 → Inde Motorsports Ranch

    12/10-11/2021, Las Vegas ChampSchool
    December 10 - December 11, 2021 → Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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