Feedback and Feel on a Motorcycle: What is it and How Do You Get it?

The terms feedback and feel are something you hear a lot in the motorcycle performance riding world. If you watch enough racing you’ll soon realise that being able to feel and react to what the motorcycle is telling you as a rider is an important part of going fast and staying upright. Even so, walk […]

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600cc vs 1000cc: My Experience Moving to a Newer, More Powerful Motorcycle

It’s the question that’s been asked millions of times on motorcycle forums all over the world wide interwebs. Which is better, a 600 or a 1000? At the end of 2015 I made the decision to finally trade in my trusty 2004 Yamaha R6 for something a bit newer, and a bit more powerful – […]

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How to Build Consistency into Your Track Riding

I’ve spoken in the past about what I believe makes a rider a good one outside of what the numbers read on your mate’s stopwatch. One of those things is consistency. Jorge Lorenzo is one of the best examples to look at when talking about the art of consistency in track riding. Regardless of what […]

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So… I Had a Crash

Over the few years I’ve been creating content for this site I’ve spoken numerous times about the dangers involved with our sport and how things can go wrong.I’ve also spoken about how if our approach to rider improvement is a sensible one, we can get many track day miles under our belts without incident and […]

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Key Performance Indicators of Track Riding Progress

When talking about improvement in track riding, most people will cite just one main indicator to keep an eye on. However, there are a couple of others we can also look for, indicators that you should be equally proud of if you’re able to see improvements in them. What I wanted to talk about in […]

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Four Steps to High Level Track Riding: Common Stages of Rider Progress

Though the title of this article reads a bit like a simple Ikea assembly guide, it goes without saying that getting to a high level of track riding is by no means as easy as putting together a piece of flat pack furniture. However, for riders with a methodical approach to learning and improvement, I personally […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Buyers Guide: Factors to Consider for Your Next Helmet Purchase

Deciding on a motorcycle helmet is tough. With a huge array of brands, ranges inside those brands, prices, ratings etc, it’s very difficult to find something that you can confidently say will offer you the protection you need, at a price point that doesn’t have you on the phone crying to your bank manager. In […]

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Why Your Track Riding Progress is Slow, and the Importance of Patience

Looking back at my time and progress coming through the track day ranks, I’d categorise my personal rise through them as nothing more than steady. In my earlier years my feelings were very strong that I was not making progress as quick as I should be. I would guess this came from comparing myself to […]

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Practising Riding Techniques Away From the Track

A look at the skills we can work to improve away from track to benefit us when we get back out. Right from the start I want to be clear that what I talk about here isn’t the different ways you can practise techniques to try and ride faster on the roads. The safety margins on the road are […]

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Best Bike Tyres for Road Riding and Track Days 2016

Published April 2016 When taking a quick look around any track day paddock, you would be forgiven for thinking that road bikes on track are a thing of the past. Yes, pure track machines make up the largest portion of the paddock, but there are still a great number of you that do track days […]

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