New Motorcycle Safety Technology and Teaching Tools Featured at the 2016 International Rider Training Symposium

LAS VEGAS, NV – March 10, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  New motorcycle safety technology, teaching tools and instruction methods will be featured in an array of seminars, professional demonstrations and test rides at the 2016 International Rider Training Symposium, April 14 – 16 at the Atlantis Resort, in picturesque Reno, Nevada.

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Sponsored by the Two-Wheeler and Powersports business unit of Robert Bosch LLC, the event is presented by SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA and Cedergrens MEK, the creator and manufacturer of SKIDBIKE™, a revolutionary field-training platform that lets students go beyond basic riding techniques to confidently explore advanced electronic safety technologies such as traction control, ABS and motorcycle stability control.

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Focusing on current trends and future training challenges, the symposium was developed for public and private motorcycle-education administrators, program directors, riding instructors, safety advocates, researchers and the law-enforcement community. Motorcyclists from around the region are also encouraged to attend.

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The symposium kicks off with a welcoming reception and networking session on Thursday night. The conference goes into high gear on Friday with presentations by 10 leading professionals who research, create and test tomorrow’s training curriculum and technologies. They will be followed by Q&A sessions that give participants personal access to the speakers.

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Saturday’s program is packed with test rides of motorcycles equipped with Bosch motorcycle safety systems, highlighted by professional demonstrations of Bosch and SKIDBIKE systems in action together.

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They’ll team up on a SKIDBIKE-equipped KTM 1190 Adventure, which comes from the factory with the latest Bosch motorcycle safety systems. This multi-use rider-training-tool will illustrate how traction control, ABS and the latest Bosch motorcycle stability control can be experienced in a safe, low-speed-testing environment.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to swing a leg over another SKIDBIKE-equipped training motorcycle and perform various exercises throughout the day, in order to see for themselves how this training tool can fit into their programs or add to their experience.

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Atlantis Resort is in the heart of Reno, known as The Biggest Little City In The World. More like a smaller, friendlier Vegas at 4500 feet, its skyline of casino towers is hemmed in by the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The second largest city in Nevada, it has an international airport just two miles away, is between 36 and 100 miles from Lake Tahoe’s 18 ski resorts and is surrounded by 200 miles of maintained snowmobile trails.

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Symposium registration is now open. To register, please contact SKIDBIKE at 702-395-2896 or via email at Info@Skidbike.com. For more information about the SKIDBIKE motorcycle rider training platform, visit Skidbike.com. and its parent company, SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA.

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Schedule: 2016 International Rider Training Symposium 

Thursday April 14, 2016: Kickoff
Welcome reception

 

Friday, April 15: Seminars

8:00 am — Opening remarks

Speakers: Dane Pitarresi, SKIDBIKE; Anders Cedergren, Cedergren MEK and Winson Wang, Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group

8:15- 9:15 — No Accident, No Fear: Human factors in Accident Causation

Speaker: Duncan MacKillop, Moto Gymkana UK

9:30 – 10:15 — Following the History and Education of Bosch Safety Systems

Speaker: Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group engineer/test rider
Topic: Information and strategies to provide accurate, up-to-date information about controlling technologies and how they safely improve the motorcycling experience

10:45 – 12:00 — Digital Immigrants Training Digital Natives

Speaker: Hector Eide, Cape Fox Professional Services
Topic: Instructor strategies for communicating with millennials

1:00 – 2:00 – Truthy or Truth? Using the Scientific Method to Distinguish
Between What We Wish Was True From the Actual Truth

Speaker: Joe Elliot, National Motorcycle Institute
Topic: A practical presentation to help instructors better communicate with students

2:15 – 2:45 — Motorcycle Stability Control

Speaker: Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group engineer/test rider

3:00 – 4:00 — How Competition Drives Progress

Speaker: Lee Parks, President, Total Control Training, Inc., world-renowned curriculum developer and national roadracing champion
Topic: Lessons on improving safety through benchmarking, continuous improvement and instructor behavior modeling

4:15 – 5:00 — Open Q&A Session

Speakers: Hector Eide, Joe Elliot, Lee Parks, Dane Pitarresi and Winson Wang

 

Saturday, April 16: Demonstrations and Test Rides

8:00 am — Opening remarks

Speakers: Dane Pitarresi and Winson Wang

9:00 – 4:00 — Demonstrations and Test Rides

Demonstrations and test rides on a SKIDBIKE-equipped KTM 1190 Adventure
Demonstrations and test rides on a BMW outrigger bike with Bosch ABS
Demonstrations and test rides on SKIDBIKE-equipped training motorcycle
One-on-one sessions with Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group members
One-on-one sessions with SKIDBIKE inventors/engineers
One-on-one sessions with other speakers

Logistics

Room Reservations

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at:

Symposium Headquarters

Atlantis Resort
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Room Reservations by Phone

800-723-6500
Reference: SKIDCAR System, Inc.

Online Room Reservations

1) Log onto: AtlantisCasino.com
2) Click “book now” (green button at bottom)
3) Select a check-in date and number of nights
4) Enter group code SSKDCAR, then click “update rates”

Room Rates

Room block rates are $84 from April 10 – 14 and $129 on April 15 and 16 for single- or double-occupancy, plus 13% tax and a $2.00 tourism tax surcharge per night. Resort fees have been waived for these events. Please note that reservations made online will incur charges for the first night’s room and taxes.

About SKIDBIKE™

SKIDBIKE™ is a revolutionary field-training platform that lets students go beyond basic riding techniques to confidently explore advanced electronic safety technologies such as traction control, ABS and motorcycle stability control.

Engineered with the exclusive ability to adjust front and rear tire grip through its electric ram and dual-carriage system, SKIDBIKE allows the use of one or both carriages, as well as adjustable lean angle for different exercises. Through these instructor-controlled variables, students can experience a loss of grip, simulating real-world speed and road conditions.

SKIDBIKE features a patented Traction Control Device (TCD) attached to the trainer bike’s front and rear wheels. Used together or separately, the TCDs give rider-training instructors tools never before available.

SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA
6440 Sky Pointe Drive
Suite 140, PMB 141
Las Vegas, NV 89131
866-754-3227 * 702-395-2896
www.Skidbike.com
Info@Skidbike.com

About the Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports Business Group

Established in 2015, the Two-Wheeler and Powersports group is a business unit of Robert Bosch LLC, the world leader in motorcycle safety systems. It was developed to strengthen Bosch’s position in the rapidly expanding global motorcycle market and more effectively address the individual requirements of motorcycle manufacturers worldwide.

The group is part of the Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector, which is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan–the very heart of the international motorcycle industry–and has branches in the United States, Europe, India and China.

In addition to powered two-wheelers, the Two-Wheeler and Powersports group will serve the market for special-purpose vehicles such as quads, personal watercraft and snowmobiles.

About the Bosch Group

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth.

The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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