Day: January 10, 2019

Which Fork Do You Use For BBQ?

Q: So, let’s say you’re riding in a top-notch Motorcycle Track Day and they’re serving BBQ for lunch. Which fork is the appropriate one to use for the main course? A: The clean one, of course!

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What if it Rains on Your Motorcycle Track Day?

What if it rains on your Track Day? You should consider yourself lucky! Wet weather riding teaches more about throttle control, smooth cornering and braking than you could ever imagine and what better place to practice, than on a racetrack where there’s nothing coming the other way, no truck spray and you already know which […]

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Are Motorcycle Track Days Full of Crazy People?

No, although it does depends on who shows up that day. Track Day organizers do a very good job of policing events to stamp out the worst offenders and ensure everyone has a good, safe experience. Once you’ve decided that a Track Day is for you, check with the organizers and ask a few questions… […]

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Do You Have the Right Bike for a Track Day?

The short answer is “yeah, probably.” Face it, don’t plan on using us an an excuse for a new bike! Truth is, you don’t need a big sportbike to enjoy a motorcycle track day. In fact, at some tracks a big bike is a liability. With 100mph top-end and decent cornering clearance, almost any decent […]

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Do You Need a Performance Motorcycle Riding School?

Track-based training comes in 2 basic flavors. Some are schools that are required for you to compete in a sanctioned roadrace. These schools include instruction that’s necessary for the amateur racer, where you’ll learn about pit procedure, the meaning of the various flags and start / finish procedures. Then, there are Performance Riding schools designed […]

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What is a Motorcycle Track Day?

Basically, Here’s how a Motorcycle Track Day works. An experienced organizer rents a racetrack for the day and sells spots to riders, clubs or dealers. The price generally includes a tech inspection, briefing, corner marshals and an ambulance (or 2). Riders are usually broken into groups based on speed and experience. The best of the […]

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