Yamaha Champions Riding School Announces ‘Champ U: New Rider’ Digital Course

Yamaha Champions Riding School has added a new offering to their digital curriculum, the Champ U: New Rider class. Previously, ChampSchool only offered the Champion’s Habits Core Curriculum online (in addition to their in-person ChampSchool and ChampStreet programs, of course). Whereas Champion’s Habits, which includes 12 modules and a final set of drills, is focused on improving riding, the New Rider class is geared toward nonriders who may be considering taking up the joys of two wheels, as well as new and returning riders. For more information, read the press release below from Yamaha Champions Riding School.

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ChampSchool founder Nick Ienatsch demonstrates how lean angle affects the 100 points of grip concept, which is one of the ChampSchool Four Core Habits.

Yamaha Champions Riding School, the premier motorcycle riding school in North America, is proud to announce a new Champions University digital curriculum: New Rider.

Champ U: New Rider is over three hours of digital content with 35 lessons, 28 quizzes, and drills designed to prepare students for life as a motorcyclist. This interactive course follows the ChampSchool tradition of truly explaining the “why” of everything a new rider must know, from how a clutch engages to proper and safe emergency-braking practice.

“New-rider parking-lot schools are the gateway to our sport and they have done the job of getting hundreds of thousands of riders licensed to ride on the road,” said ChampSchool founder Nick Ienatsch.

Related: Partial 2023 ChampSchool Schedule Announced

Why Take ‘Champ U: New Rider’?

Ienatsch said the goal with New Rider is two-fold:

One: Use the reach of the internet to deliver motorcycle riding’s best practices to any person interested in becoming a life-long motorcycle rider, or any current rider intent on improvement.

“These best practices are data driven and focused on drastically reducing risk while greatly increasing riding enjoyment,” Ienatsch said. “Champ U: New Rider students can expect to become excellent riders very quickly.”

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Two: Bolster the current license-waiver classes with context and proven foundational truths to not just earn a license but to be truly ready for the road.

“A license doesn’t make you a safe rider! Understanding how a motorcycle works best and what inputs bring those best results is vital; New Rider goes above and beyond to teach how to practice and refine these inputs for a lifetime of riding success.”

Champ U: New Rider is designed for non-riders, new riders, and returning riders. This digital curriculum is accessible from anywhere in the world with connection to the internet and is affordable for almost any budget with an introductory price of $19.95. More information is available at the Champions University Champ U courses webpage.

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Champ U: New Rider is part of the growing Champions University ecosystem of digital motorcycle training tools that include Champ U: Core Curriculum with more than 15,000 users and hundreds of five-star reviews. Champ U also has several rider education support tools like a members-only forum and new for 2023, Video Coaching: stay tuned for our Video Coaching program to be announced very soon.

“We know that riders who are properly educated and wear appropriate gear will have more fun, ride longer, and encourage more people to become involved in motorcycling,” Ienatsch said. “Our mission is to make quality motorcycle education available to all riders and grow the sport of motorcycling. Champ U: New Rider will be a powerful tool in reaching our goal.”

About Yamaha Champions Riding School:

Yamaha Champions Riding School (ChampSchool) is the nation’s premier motorcycle training program. ChampSchool is the evolution of the Freddie Spencer High-Performance Riding School and is led by racer, author, and former right-hand man of Spencer, Nick Ienatsch. ChampSchool uses “Champions Habits” to teach all riders the skills and techniques used by the top riders in the world to go faster safer, while concentrating on the way in which modern motorcycles are designed to be ridden. ChampSchool is dedicated to making all motorcycle riders safer and more in control of their riding, no matter what type of riding they do.


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