Georgia Piedmont gets 12 motorcyles
10/4/2013, 6 a.m.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College students now have 12 bikes for training in the college’s award-winning Motorcycle Division.
The CB125T motorcycles, valued at more than $6,000, are the single largest donation of motorbikes to the Clarkston-based college.
Dr. Jabari Simama, Georgia Piedmont president, said the gift made over the summer affords more students the opportunity to get hands-on training that is so crucial to their success in the motorcycle repair industry.
William Hanson, Honda’s Motorcycle Communications and Training Office manager, said his company is pleased to have Honda-based products become part of the GPTC training curriculum.
“We are encouraged to see students who are interested in motorcycle repair techniques and hope the CB125T’s will assist in providing the students the experience necessary to be successful in the mechanical repair of Honda motorcycles,” he said.
Mike Sachs, who heads the Motorcycle Service Technology program, said the large gift is great.
“Being able to write some lessons around these bikes, with all the students doing the same thing at the same time, is going to be a treat, especially for my beginning students.”
He said students in the one-year class will first perform maintenance and repairs on the bikes, then disassemble them and use the components for overhaul training.
The training prepares students for positions in the motorcycle repair industry. It emphasizes mechanical theory and practical experience. Classes range from basic skills, maintenance, engines, chassis systems, electrical systems to fuel systems.
For more information, visit www.GPTC.edu.