Did you just get your hands on a new Ducati Multistrada V4? This high-performance adventure bike is potent on the street and off the beaten path. Taking such machine off-road, however, requires a certain amount of skill and confidence. This is where coaching comes in.
One of the biggest names in off-road riding and training is coach Sam Tamayo—dirtbike rider, motocross champion, pastor, and founder of MX Messiah Fairgrounds (MMF). Coach Sam has been instrumental in getting Filipino riders into dirt riding and motocross, and has trained many in the art of hustling a motorcycle off-road.
If you want to make the most out of your new Ducati, Tamayo is your go-to guy for dirt training. He recently entered a partnership with Ducati Philippines to be a brand ambassador for the Multistrada, and an off-road coach for Ducati owners.
With his experience and know-how, Coach Sam is able to demonstrate what the bikes are truly capable of with proper technique. Obviously, he doesn’t teach his students such feats right away, but instead eases them into the sport through stationary and slow-moving drills.
Students get to train at MMF, where conditions are safe, controlled, private, and most importantly, ripe for off-road fun. Dirt trails, jumps, and gravel await those who come to the facility to improve their riding skills.
Tamayo started the program off last September 25 with just five riders due to pandemic restrictions. He chose new Multistrada V4/V4 S owners who had no prior off-road experience for the pilot lesson, to highlight the bike’s capabilities, at the same time train inexperienced dirt riders from the ground up.
Interested in building your off-road confidence? Coach Sam teaches non-Ducati owners as well, and will gladly help you maximize whatever bike you bring.
Each training session takes around four to six hours, depending on the student rider’s stamina. Fees start at a reasonable P1,500 if the rider uses their own bike. Rental units are available too, with small- and large- displacement machines costing P2,000 and P5,000, respectively.
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