THE LEGEND CONTINUESGrand Prix World Champion Kevin Schwantz raced only one way, he raced to win.
When he made his move for a pass the world held its breath. Schwantz showed levels of desire, determination and raw courage that's never been equaled.
His heart-stopping style and charismatic personality won him legions of loyal fans worldwide. By the time he was done, Schwantz amassed 25 Grand Prix wins, 21 lap records, 29 pole positions and the 1993 World Championship.
When he made his tearful retirement the world wept with him and the FIM felt the loss to the sport was so significant that they retired his signature competition number 34.
It's the first time in the history of the sport that a rider had been so honored.
- 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion
- 25 Grand Prix wins in eight-year GP career
- 2005 Winner, Final Round, WERA National Endurance with Jamie James & Ted Cobb
- 2000 Selected as 'Legend' by the FIM/Dorna
- 1999 inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
- Former Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike rider 85-87
- 1988 Daytona 200 winner
- First roadraced in 1984 earned factory superbike ride next year
- Still holds overall track record at Assen GP track from 1991
- While the racetrack is our classroom, the Schwantz School is not a racing school.
I like to think of it as a couple of miles of asphalt without cars and other distractions.
We have a full fleet of Michelin shod Honda CBR600RRs and Suzuki GSX-R600s for students to ride, or you can bring your own Honda or Suzuki. If you need gear we have a full compliment of Dainese leathers, boots and gloves as well as custom-painted Schwantz School Arai helmets for rent.
You can literally walk in off the street and be outfitted head-to-toe to ride!
I look forward to riding with you at the Schwantz School!
Premier CourseThe Schwantz School is designed for riders of virtually all ability levels, and can teach you the skills to become a more confident, safer and faster rider.
Michelin Pilot Power-shod Honda CBR600RRs and Suzuki GSX-R600s are available for rent, as well as Arai helmets and Dainese riding gear. Students will receive a Schwantz School t-shirt, photo CD and riding DVD, along with a Motul product pack.
Special student awards for the Dainese Safest and Michelin Most-Improved will be presented. Drinks and snacks are provided both days, along with lunch each afternoon.
Lites CourseIntroducing the Schwantz School Lites. This exciting new traveling school will deliver the world-class Schwantz School curriculum to select WERA Southeast race events in 2011.
- This new single-day program is focused on teaching the skills and techniques Kevin employed throughout his racing career, culminating with the 1993 FIM 500GP World Championship.
- Taught by Kevin's hand picked crew of championship-winning instructors, the Schwantz School Lites offers something for everyone.
2-Day Course - Barber Motorsports Park
In addition to the catered lunches, drinks and snacks provided each day; students are also treated to a private view of the Barber Motorsports Vintage Museum and then dinner of bench racing with Kevin and the Schwantz School staff the evening of the first day. The 2-Day Motorcycle Riding School at Barber Motorsports Park - includes a Schwantz School t-shirt, photo CD, riding DVD, Motul gift pack, and use of our Michelin Pilot Power shod Honda CBR600RRs and Suzuki GSX-R600s. Arai helmets and Dainese riding gear is also available for rent.
2-Day Course - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Students will have the unprecedented opportunity to lap the same track that Ben Spies, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Nicky Hayden and the rest of the world's best will tackle one week later during the fourth running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. A Speedway welcome reception on Thursday evening as well as special Schwantz family BBQ on Saturday night are two of the highlights of the Schwantz School at Indy.
Catered lunches as well as drinks and snacks are provided each day. Many students continue the Indianapolis experience and stay for the race weekend with official event activities starting on Thursday.
3-Day World Champion's Package - Road Atlanta
Our 3-Day World Champion's Package is the premium-level Schwantz School experience. Three days of total immersion into the fun, camaraderie and exciting learning experience of Schwantz School. Starting with a Thursday evening arrival reception at Road Atlanta, the first day begins on Friday morning with dinner at Kevin's favorite local Mexican restaurant that evening. After a full day of fun Saturday begins with a track walk and that evening a special treat in the form of the Schwantz family BBQ.
After you've slept off Saturday evening's feast, the third and final day of classroom and track time lets everything come together where students find themselves riding better than they've ever ridden in their lives.
KEVIN AND DAINESE FOR YOUR SAFETYProviding active people with protection from head to toe.
This is the mission of Dainese, the Italian company that is a leader in the world of protective clothing for motorcycle riders and dynamic sports in general.
Dainese has been protecting the instructors at KSS for eight successive years. And of course Kevin himself continues to wear Dainese at his school and during any events or races he may participate in.
During his Grand Prix racing years in the early 90's, Kevin worked with Dainese's D-Tec Center to help develop products for Dainese. His help, along with the help of other champions such as Valentino Rossi, has resulted in Dainese being able to produce the best protection available for riders pushing the limits everywhere.
Providing active people with protection from head to toe is the mission of Dainese, the Italian company that is the leader in the world of protective gear for motorcycle riders, equestrians, mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, and other athletes.
Kevin Schwantz by Nico Cereghini
Kevin Schwantz is no example to follow: the kamikaze rider, the wild man who charges head down. With 25 victories in 500cc -one more than Rainey, Kevin took only one world title vs Rainey's three, because too often he threw results away by pushing the limit. But he was so spectacular, so acrobatic, so ingenious in his riding technique that no one even thinks of criticising him. Everybody loved him -even his mechanics, who'd spend their nights in the box repairing his disasters.
A Texan from Paige, born in 1964, at age 10 he'd already hopped on a bike, but wins were few: he was soon known as a hothead dedicated to spectacular crashes. The first to bring his name to Europe was Spencer: "We've got a living wonder," he communicated, "who's faster than everybody, and if he learns how to finish a race he can win five world titles." He showed up in 86, a week after his 22nd birthday. At Assen on the Suzuki 500, he didn't impress; then he took two 10th places, in Belgium and in San Marino. Kevin's talent didn't explode all at once, but you have to admit that Suzuki's bikes were behind the competition.