In October and December 2016, we held the YRA Offroad Special Training for Police, where police officers and firefighters in Brazil were taught how to use motorcycles safely, correctly, and effectively.
With local trainers from our affiliate in Brazil, Yamaha Motor do Brasil Ltda. (YMDB), as instructors, 20 police officers and firefighters worked on developing their off-road riding skills.
Road surfaces and pavements in Brazil are often in poor condition, and there are many off-road situations in which motorcycles are suited for police and firefighting operations, creating a need for skills in fast, safe riding. The course consisted of the basic YRA program plus additional curricula in line with local requirements as determined by the local police and YMDB.