As we always say here at MotoPinas.com, riding motorcycles is not sanayans lang (getting used to) and there’s always a science behind safe motorcycle riding. For KTM, that’s exactly what they have in mind as they formally launch their own riding school.
KTM Philippines, in cooperation with Ayala Land, Inc., launches the new KTM Riders Academy. The program sets out to make off-road motorcycling more accessible through safe and enjoyable experiences.
KTM, is one of the leading motorcycle brands in off-road motorsport competitions around the world, thanks to its wide range of off-road production bikes, ready to race. In this regard, the KTM Riders Academy was born out of the need to share the joys and rewards of the sport with as many people as possible.
The riding coaches are no strangers when it comes to off-road and rider coaching. For starters, coach Patrick Orbe has been riding dirt bikes since he was little and was a former motocross champion during his time. Coach Jermell Sevilla, more popularly known to the riding community as “Meng”, has also been into off-road riding and has been teaching off-road lessons for a couple of years now.
Both coaches had been sent by KTM to Thailand to train under KTM master trainers from Europe and were both certified as elite riding instructors.
The inaugural batch of KTM off-road Instructors have been trained in comprehensive aspects of operating a premium riding school, including the theory and practice of riding techniques, coaching methodology, and safety principles.
The curriculum has been developed by certified federal instructors who boast an education in sports anatomy, experience in competitive motorcycle racing, and diverse coaching background. The program is assured to provide both effective learning and memorable experiences for participants.
The KTM Riders Academy courses will take place in KTM Philippines’ newest off-road training facilities in Vermosa in Imus, Cavite, and in Alviera in Porac, Pampanga. Both off-road training facilities were meticulously designed to simulate real-world off-road environments to better train students on proper off-road riding techniques and also to teach them how to maximize the true potential of their KTM motorcycles.