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RIDING ADVICE

Here you’ll find a selection of motorcycle riding tips that I have put together from my own personal experience, study and training I’ve had that I hope will help you start to take steps in the right direction to improve your riding skills. While I would never call these articles definitive guides, there is a lot of good information here that I am sure will help you understand a little more of what we can and should be doing as riders when looking at the different aspects of riding a motorcycle on the track.

A common goal among the vast majority of track day riders is to improve their riding in some way, and by taking the time to study and read up on the different aspects of motorcycle riding you will only serve to help yourself get closer to your goal.

Check out the latest articles below…

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 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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The “In Too Fast” Feeling: What Causes it and How to Reduce it

It’s a horrible feeling. That sudden moment when your stomach turns over with the thought that you’re not going to make the corner which sends you down the path of being over cautious, making mistakes, or possibly falling into full-blown panic. The thing is, for most riders going through that experience they will very often […]

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Track Riding Technique & Skill Order of Importance

I’ve spoken many times in the past about riders who often focus on the wrong parts of their riding as they work to make improvements. In this article I’m going to share my thoughts on the importance of the various skills that make up performance riding to help give you a little more direction as […]

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Increase Corner Entry Speed by Braking Less, Not Later

It sounds wrong, doesn’t it? In an area where you’re often looking to slow down and set your corner speed quickly to save the most time, here I am telling you to use less brakes to go faster. It sounds counter-intuitive, I know, but there will be many riders that will profit from this advice. […]

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4 Key Skills to Improve Corner Entry Speed on the Track

Improving corner entry speed is something that the vast majority of track day riders are striving for, but it’s also one of the most difficult areas to improve. In this article I want to go over four of the key skills for consideration on your quest to make improvements to this part of your riding, […]

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Where Should You Focus to Improve Your Riding? Uncovering Weak Areas

Photo by Smudge 9000 In the previous article I spoke about how we can put ourselves in the best position to get results when it’s time to focus on rider development. The key to the whole thing was that we need to work with specifics that cause us to focus on the correct things in the correct way […]

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