Nick Ienatsch

Nick Ienatsch
Born1961/1962 (age 55-56)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
OccupationMotorcycle racer, writer, riding instructor
Judy Ienatsch (née Perez) (m. 1997)

Nick Ienatsch (last name pronounced "Eye-Notch", born 1961/62[3] in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is an American motorcycle racer, writer, and motorcycle riding instructor.


He was a competitor in several American Road Racing Association classes,[3]Motorcycle Grand Prix racing (see 1991 United States motorcycle Grand Prix) and in AMA 250 Grand Prix class.[4]

Motorcycle schools

Ienatsch was the lead instructor for twelve years at Freddie Spencer Riding School.[1][5] He later created and was lead instructor at Yamaha Champions Riding School.[6]


Ienatsch has written for Motorcyclist (1984-)[7]Sport Rider where he was founding editor (ca. 1985-1996)[1][8] and Cycle World (1997-2012).[5][8][9] He is also author of the 2003 book Sport Riding Techniques.

In 2011, he launched the subscription website with fellow YCRS instructor Ken Hill.[10]

In 2016, he became a contributing author at[11]


  • Nick Ienatsch (2003). Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track. David Bull Publishing. ISBN 1893618072.


  1. ^ a b c Dean Adams (1998), "Interview: Nasty Nick", Superbike Planet, Hardscrabble Media LLC, archived from the original on September 24, 2015
  2. ^ Nick Ienatsch (Apr 1999), "The king's ride", Cycle World: 62-69
  3. ^ a b Glick, Shav (December 7, 1989), "Motor Racing: Off-Road's Second Generation Reaps Honors at Season's Finish", Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ AMA 250 Grand Prix Winners from 1977 to 1996, The Auto Channel, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ a b Matthew Miles, Ride Faster. Ride Safer: Cycle World Contributing Editor Nick Ienatsch co-founds new rider-training website
  6. ^ Where Are They Now? Motojournalist/Racer Nick Ienatsch, Superbike Planet, December 16, 2011, archived from the original on January 9, 2012
  7. ^ Nick Ienatsch (November 1991), The Pace: Separating street from track, riding from racing, Motorcyclist
  8. ^ a b "The Muscle Mile", Cycle World, p. 78, February 1997, Nick Ientasch was the founding editor of Sport Rider magazine. This is his first article for Cycle World.
  9. ^ Author: Nick Ienatsch, Cycle World, retrieved 2012
  10. ^ "Ride faster. Ride safer. Feature Cycle World contributing editor Nick Ienatsch co-founds new rider-training website", Press release,
  11. ^ What To Talk About When You Talk About Riding

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