What Can We Learn from MotoGP Riders, and Should We Copy them?

They’re the best riders in the world, so surely we should be doing exactly what they’re doing, right? Not necessarily. In this article we’re going to go into what we can take away from the motorcycling elite to benefit us in our own riding, and why you shouldn’t really be looking to carbon copy exactly […]

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Panic and Nervousness in the Pits: How to Deal With it

What we do is dangerous. Plain and simple. We’re riding a machine at speeds that would land us in prison on the road, and where making a mistake could mean jumping off that bike and doing a whole heap of damage to one of your favourite possessions, as well as yourself, both of which could […]

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Bike Issue or Rider Issue? Get Greater Results by Focusing on the Right Tool

There are numerous things that go into making a rider fast. One huge part is, quite obviously, a well maintained and setup machine that’s capable of doing the job you’re asking it to do. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, and given the extraordinary level that performance machines sit at right off the shelf, you […]

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Throttle Control Timing: When to Open the Throttle Mid-Corner

Most riders that have taken some time to learn about track riding technique will know that we want to be getting back to the throttle in the middle section of the corner to stabilise the bike, stop it slowing down and eventually begin our exit drive. However, what they often won’t understand is the timing […]

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Why Slower Corners Are Generally Harder, and How to Make them Easier

While I’m sure they’re out there somewhere, in my 10 years of riding on the track I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say they like very slow corners. As motorcycle riders we tend to prefer faster, flowing circuits rather than tracks with a more ‘stop-start’ nature. There’ll be a few reasons why that is, […]

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Sports Bike VS Naked (or Similar) Body Position: What Changes?

A sports bike is the standard bike in the track riding world for obvious reasons. As such, the vast majority of teaching is done from the perspective that you also have a sports bike. This isn’t a problem for most of the core skills of riding a motorcycle quickly, but with their altered geometry and […]

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Where Does ‘Quick Steering’ Actually Help Us on the Track?

Quick steering, or the ‘quick flick’, is a popular tool in the motorcycle world that brings with it a number of benefits to a variety of different cornering situations. We’ve already spoke in the past about what exactly quick steering is, and we’ve also compared it to trail braking to better understand its application and […]

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Where and How to Practice Getting Your Knee Down at the Track

It took me a long time to get my knee down on a track day. My speed was coming along nicely and I was doing well from a fundamental standpoint, but my knee just wouldn’t hit the deck, even though I could see that most rider’s knees around me were (many of whom I was […]

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Move Inside, Not Down: How Hunkering Down Creates Body Position Issues

“I still need to get a little bit lower on the bike…” This is something I hear quite a lot. Typically from riders who are already displaying a perfectly good body position in a fundamental sense. By that I mean they are not only getting into a good neutral position visually, but they’re able to […]

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My Day with Notso-Fast Rider Coaching

I believe that for every rider there is always something new to learn, which was precisely my motivation for scheduling a day with Notso-Fast Rider Coaching. I’m always trying to challenge my own beliefs on riding and whether there’s something new to learn that will justify an existing belief, or help it grow into something […]

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