All posts by Dan Netting

Why You’re Never too Old for Track Days

Forget your age and get on track! If you are a slightly older lady or gentlemen (politically correct enough?), it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to think that you wouldn’t be welcome on bike track day with the notion that ‘you’re too old for all this malarkey’, but you couldn’t be more wrong. You’d be […]

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How to Turn a Motorcycle Effectively to Improve Corner Entry

You would be surprised how many people couldn’t really tell you how they turn a motorcycle. For a lot of people they simply arrive at a corner and without even thinking about it they tip in and go round the turn with little thought to what they’re doing or what’s going on underneath them. Learning […]

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Raising Corner Entry Speed: Tips on How to Corner Faster

I would like to say right from the start that this guide has not been put together for those that are looking to raise corner entry speed to knock a few tenths off their lap times, but rather for those that are struggling to raise corner entry speed through fear of leaning the bike for […]

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Motorcycle Braking Tips: The Basics of Braking on the Track

Braking should be a pretty simple affair, but you’d be surprised to know that out of all the riding techniques we use on track it is during braking that the greatest number of panic buttons are pushed if it’s not done correctly. In this guide I have outlined what we should work towards to improve […]

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How Often to Change Motorcycle Oil: What You Need to Know

We all know that oil is the very lifeblood of our engines; it’s one of the most important components that keeps your machine purring like a kitten. Knowing how important the oil is then, you won’t be surprised to find that riders can get a bit over eager with the frequency at which they change […]

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Motorcycle Track Training: Why You Should Consider it

Motorcycle Track Training

There are some riders involved in bike track days that are in it just for the crack, a chance to get on their motorcycle and ride around in circles for a day with a hefty grin on their faces. For a lot of the paddock though, there are two main goals that we all strive […]

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5 Steps to Get Over a Track Day Crash

Crashing is not something any of us try or want to do, but because of the very nature of track days, unfortunately crashing is inherently part and parcel of them and it’s something that can leave us with little confidence and a lack of mojo to continue on. I have personally played victim to the […]

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When to Change Motorcycle Tyres: How Long Do Tyres Last?

A very common question that comes up in the track day world is when should you replace track day tyres? This question is born out of fear of old rubber causing a crash by suddenly giving up and losing all of its grip. This fear in turn has people throwing away good part worn tyres […]

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Road Bike, Hire Bike or Track Bike: What’s the Best Option?

A question that often comes up in the community is what’s the best way to get involved in bike track days, a road bike, hire bike or track bike? In truth they are all perfectly viable options but different people want different things from their track days. In this article I have covered some of […]

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Bike Track Day Checklist: Things To Take

Here I have compiled a ‘things to take’ bike track day checklist, containing all the compulsory items to take with you to your track day, as well as a wide array of other items that will make things easier, more convenient or just generally improve your day in some way. You’re obviously not expected to […]

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