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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A Lesson on Clutchless Upshifts

Clutchless upshifting is a technique that is absent from the repertoire of many budding track riders. It could just be a habit from road riding, or that riders feel they’re increasing the potential for transmission damage (more on that later), or maybe they just deem it unnecessary. Whatever it is, as riding skills go this […]

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The Art of Crashing

Yes, there is technique! One thing that every track rider must do when they venture onto the circuit is accept that crashes can happen, and anyone looking to push their boundaries out there must realise this, because a rider that thinks of crashing while riding is going to find it difficult to make progress. However, […]

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Downshifting Techniques for the Track: Blipping or Slipping?

Motorcycle Downshifting

Something that every rider will have done many times on both the road and track is perform downshifts. It’s also more than likely something that isn’t given a second thought for many of these riders. There is however a more ideal way (or couple of ways) to downshift on a motorcycle that will help you […]

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How to Overtake Riders on Track: Tips for Safe and Frustration Free Passing

Overtaking is something that is part and parcel of track days, and getting by a slower rider is something that 99% of riders will have to contend with on any given day. However, while it is something that the vast majority of riders have to pull off, many will agree that catching a slower rider […]

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Using Your Lower Body on Track: The How To’s and How it Helps

The way the sports bikes of today look and make you sit wasn’t just a fluke from generations of design changes. The position of the pegs, seat, tank and bars have been meticulously defined to put riders in a position that will enable them to best handle the bike and use it as intended. What […]

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Visual Skills Riding on Track: A Key Ingredient to Going Fast

It’s no great mystery what ultimately holds us back from going faster as track day riders. In the end what we do on the bike is governed mainly by the decisions our brains make, in turn allowing us to perform tasks based on the information our five senses are feeding them. Out of the five […]

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Improving Drive Out of Corners: Newcomers Guide to Corner Exit Drive

When looking at making gains on the track as a newcomer, one of the biggest benefits (if not the biggest) comes from drive out of the bends, but this is one area where a lot of riders struggle to improve, and with the images we see on TV of racers being catapulted out of their […]

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Tips for Riding in the Wet: Why You Don’t Need to Write Off a Wet Track Day

Riding In The Wet

It amazes me how many people are so quick to write off a track day once the rain starts to fall. People assume that once the track gets a bit wet, all hope is lost for an enjoyable day, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Obviously if you’ve only got slick tyres then […]

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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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