Yamaha Champions Riding School Heads West For The Winter + Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the Yamaha Champions Riding School is. The beauty of the school is its ability to be mobile, and operate while its usual HQ at New Jersey Motorsports Park is covered in snow for the winter. This winter, YCRS will head west, and conduct two schools at Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, Arizona, near Tucson.

“We are stoked to be bringing YCRS to Inde Motorsports Ranch for the first time,” said Nick Ienatsch, Senior Instructor for Yamaha Champions Riding School. “The Inde track and facilities are world-class and perfectly aligned with the product we provide. IMR provides a destination for riders to escape the cold winter, and we’re eager to share the facilities with our students in our first December schools.”

YCRS has scheduled a pair of two-day schools to end 2014. The first, taking place on December 4-5, will be open only to former graduates, and the second, taking place on December 8-9, will be open to all riders. All IMR schools will be capped at 12 students, offering an excellent student/instructor ratio and tremendous personal learning experience.

“Off-season? What off-season?” added Ken Hill, Senior Instructor. “We didn’t want to wait out the winter at our full-time facility in New Jersey, so we are glad to offer these schools at IMR as part of our ‘YCRweSt’ program. The racetrack is very unique, and is a blast to ride.”

Visit www.ridelikeachampion.com to sign up for the December schools at Inde Motorsports Ranch, or email teachme@ridelikeachampion.com.

Check out the video below to see YCRS instructor, Chris Peris, take you on a lap of Inde Motorsports Ranch.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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