Category Archives for Riding Advice

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.

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Beginner Track Rider Mistakes: 4 Areas for Good Early Progress

Where should newer riders of the track focus to unlock speed? This is an internal question many riders will face as they consider how they’re going to go faster and reach higher levels out there. In this article I want to talk about some of the biggest mistakes newer riders make, and what you can […]

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Why is Overtaking on Track so Difficult? And How to Get Better

While not a typical barrier to progress in the same sense as general riding technique, overtaking is an area that every track rider faces and one that can often be detrimental to their track time. I’ve previously covered a few general tips on overtaking and some ways you can better do that, but in this […]

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Target Fixation on the Track: How to Prevent an Unnecessary Crash

Target fixation is one of the most dangerous traps to fall into for track riders, and it’s a trap that can cause the smallest mistakes to turn into the biggest repair bills. In this article we’re going to talk about what exactly target fixation is, and what you can do to prevent it taking control […]

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Key Reference Markers for Track Riding (and the Order of Importance)

Visual skill is pretty important in motorcycle performance riding. In truth, all things being equal a rider displaying good visual skill will be able to reach a higher level than one displaying poor visual skill every single time. A key part of visual skill is the use of reference markers (or reference points), which lay […]

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Improving Corner Exit Drive: A Better Approach for Many

“How do I drive harder out of corners” is one of the most asked questions from track riders looking to improve their skills. It’s also one of the most difficult to improve too, being that it’s a skill where reaching a higher level means going closer to the limits of traction. This creates resistance as […]

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Does Body Position Matter That Much? : A Little Body Position Perspective

Motorcycle body position has got to be one of the most, if not THE most desirable skill that riders want to learn about and improve when they start getting a little more serious about their track riding efforts. I’ve seen it countless times through various channels that body position becomes the default area of improvement […]

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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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When a Late Apex Becomes a Disadvantage

A discussion on how a late entry, late apex approach can eventually become a disadvantage One of the most common mistakes you see among new riders to the track is a tendency to begin steering for a corner too early. You see it a lot in newcomers to the track and as a result they are often […]

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How to Get Back to Full Gas Earlier

“It’s not who gets back to the gas first. It’s who gets back to FULL gas first” In this article we’re going to continue on the recent theme of throttle application at corner exits. We’ve covered what an apex means to you and how hitting it benefits your exit, where the most important exits are, […]

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Learning to Manage Traction to Maxmise Exit Drive

The title of this article may have you feeling like it’s something that sits well outside your own ability. When you think of ‘maximising exit drive’ you more than likely immediately conjure up the image of a rider squeezing every last drop of grip from the rear tyre, squirming all the way until the bike […]

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