Motorcycle Racing News YCRS Instructors Launch

YCRS Instructors Launch

Motorcycle Instructor

Yamaha Champions Riding School instructors Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill have launched a new website,, to promote motorcycle safety.

Two-time AMA Champion Ienatsch and top-10 AMA Superbike finisher Hill designed their website to bring proven, championship-winning riding techniques to anyone with a desire to ride a motorcycle better and the ability to operate a computer or smart phone.

The strengths of the Internet are a perfect match for the challenge Ienatsch and Hill have taken on: Improve the performance of the motorcycle’s weakest link, the rider.

Nick Ienatsch says: "Bikes are getting better every year, tires are improving every month…yet we’re still crashing. It’s not the bike, it’s us…the onboard engineers. Our website is devoted to improving motorcycle control, whether on the track or street…and a big part of this site will be the mental approach and attitude needed in this sport. We continue to spend time and money on our bikes, but not enough on the component that makes the biggest difference: us!"

Ienatsch and Hill refer to as "A Motorcycle Rider’s Best Investment" because of the old saying, "Crashing Sucks!" Not only that, it’s expensive. Painful. Embarrassing. Career-ending. Life-threatening. Getting the picture? Yet the best riders in the world, the riders winning championships, crash the least while going the fastest. Why? How? That’s what explains and illustrates in a constantly-updated and exciting format.

Ken Hill says: "Nick and I taught at the Freddie Spencer Riding School and we now lead the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and our students have always asked us to start a website like this. There is so much misinformation in this sport, techniques passed down from Uncle Bob…and those techniques don’t work when the pace is up or the grip is down."

Hill and Ienatsch have taken advantage of their backgrounds in publishing, teaching and racing to create Street-riding tips, track-day techniques, fitness information, in-the-shop how-tos, tests on the latest parts and pieces…all this and more will be constantly updated for members of Think of it as a constantly-evolving riding technique magazine…in motion.

Nick Ienatsch says: "Ken and I made low cost a priority for The membership is only $7.99 per month because we need to reach riders of every level. There are true and measurable reasons good riders are good. We will show you those reasons. It’s physical and mental, and available for $7.99. Ken and I are on a crusade to improve riding and save our sport. Join us."

Ienatsch and Hill will be representing the Yamaha Champions Riding School instructors with appearances at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows at Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-15; New York, N.Y., Jan. 20-22; Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 27-29; and Chicago, Ill., Feb. 10-12.

The Yamaha Champions Riding School will be conducting classes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway through April and will move back to its home base at Miller Motorsports Park from April through October.

For more information about the Yamaha Champions Riding School, please visit or call 435.27.SPEED (435.277.7333).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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