The folks at the newly revamped Yamaha Champions Riding School are determined to make you a better rider. But to improve your riding some self-reflection is in order, and like in any other sport, it’s best to start at the basics. In the first of the “Inside Insight” series, lead instructor Ken Hill discusses apexes and why they are important.

Whether you’re a new rider or have thousands of miles of experience under your belt, taking the time to think about your actions and how they affect the motorcycle will only serve you well in the future. And don’t be mistaken by the racetrack setting in the video; as Hill explains, the lessons taught at the school apply everywhere, track or street.