From a Yamaha press release:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) are pleased to announce the launch of on-track sportbike demos at numerous trackday events across the country.
Yamaha Champions Sportbike Demos will be offered at no charge to riders participating at select trackday events. The demos will feature the complete line of Yamaha sportbikes, including the all-new 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R3, as well as the YZF-R6, FZ-1, FZ-09 and FZ-07. Riders will have an opportunity to experience these awesome machines at their local track on paced laps behind YCRS instructors.
“YCRS was the obvious choice for Yamaha’s on-track sportbike demos,” commented Martin Vivanco, Retail Sales Promotion Manager for Yamaha. “With their outstanding safety record, passion for Yamaha motorcycles and exceptional curriculum there is no better team to conduct on-track demos.”
Nick Ienatsch, YCRS Senior Instructor, added, “Yamaha wants riders to feel the bikes in the safest riding environment possible: A closed-course track. This is YCRS’s domain and we’re thrilled to have this program under our umbrella.”
Yamaha sportbike demos will be available initially at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and there are plans to make the on-track demos available at additional facilities, including Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta, NCBike (North Carolina) and Dominion Raceway (Virginia). From October to March, YCRS is based on the West Coast, where demos will be available at Inde Motorsports Ranch (Arizona), Chuckwalla Valley Raceway (California), and Arizona Motorsports Park.
For schedules and information on how you can test ride Yamaha sportbikes at your local track, visit www.ridelikeachampion.com.
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