Yamaha Riding Academy (YRA) is a training facility, located on the grounds of Thai Yamaha Motor in Samutprakarn province. At the time it was built, Thailand had more than 70,000 motorcycle accidents annually. Thai Yamaha Motor has been active in promoting safe motorcycle riding, since 2005, and has been offering safe riding courses 40 to 50 times per year, as well as holding official tests and issuing certificate of qualification for qualified riders. To expand and enhance the quality of these activities, Yamaha Riding Academy was established in August 2008 as the Group’s first overseas training facility.
Even outside the facility, the YRA has signed a comprehensive agreement with vocational training schools concerning safety training operations. Yamaha Riding Academy instructors train local instructors hired by the vocational training schools, who engage in various activities across the country, such as promotion of safe riding and holding kid’s mini-bike classes at various events.