From humble beginnings to a hugely successful national program, the YRA has plenty to brag about.
It’s never too early to start training to become the next Colton Facciotti and Yamaha has just the place to start. The Yamaha Riding Academy is proud to have trained over 20,000 up-and-coming motocross superstars across the country.
Operated by Canadian Motorcycle Training Services, the purpose of the YRA is to provide free basic motorcycle-riding instruction for boys and girls ages 6–12.
What began in 1998 with only three PW–50 mini bikes, riding gear and staff stuffed in the back of a Toyota Camry has grown into a national program called the Yamaha Riding Academy. Traveling across Canada, the YRA’s knowledgeable and professional staff has successfully trained over 3000 students in 2008 alone.
In celebration of this incredible achievement, one lucky rider won their very own PW–50 at the recent Vancouver Bike Show. Matteo De Vincenzi, a 6–year–old dirt bike enthusiast, will be able to continue his riding education on his very own Yamaha PW–50. Keep up the good work YRA! Looking forward to the next 20,000 students. MMM