Category Archives for Tyres, Bike & Misc Guides


In this section you’ll find general track day advice and guides, from the different things that come from owning and maintaining a motorcycle ridden on the track, to advice on track day insurance and things like buying your first track bike. Here you’ll find a wide variety of articles and guides that cover a lot of the different areas of bike track days that that aren’t covered in the other sections.

Check out the latest articles below…

How to Get the Most from Your Track Time: Pre-Ride Prep & How to Approach Your Day

For most of us working to improve as track riders, we don’t have endless financial resources (let alone the time) to be riding as much as we want in the quest to go faster and become better riders. This means that the time we DO get on the track is precious for a lot of […]

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How to Deal With the Panic When Someone Takes Your Line

I can still recall a few occasions of sheer terror on a few of my earlier days on track when another rider would position themselves on the inside of me right before entering a corner. The idea that I now couldn’t take the line I wanted to take left me rushing to panic stations internally, […]

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Learning to Trust Your Tyres Through Technique & Experience

The biggest fears in track riding that prevent riders from going faster almost always centre around the rider in question not having faith in the round sticky hoops fitted to their motorcycle. “How far can I lean the bike? How much brakes can I use? How much power is safe when exiting a corner?” These […]

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Using Other Riders to Gauge Your Speed and Uncover Weaknesses

One of the biggest roadblocks to making improvements and going faster on the track is knowing just where you need to focus your efforts to make progress. Basically, finding out where your weaknesses lie. When you’re riding around on your personal limit, you can often be left with a feeling of helplessness upon returning to […]

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How Early Lower Body Setup Simplifies Corner Entry

A common mistake you see among less experienced riders is the tendency to set their body position for the corner too late, sometimes to the point of moving around just as they begin steering, or sometimes even after that point. Here I just wanted to go over the benefits of getting set up earlier, along […]

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What Can We Learn from MotoGP Riders, and Should We Copy them?

They’re the best riders in the world, so surely we should be doing exactly what they’re doing, right? Not necessarily. In this article we’re going to go into what we can take away from the motorcycling elite to benefit us in our own riding, and why you shouldn’t really be looking to carbon copy exactly […]

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Panic and Nervousness in the Pits: How to Deal With it

What we do is dangerous. Plain and simple. We’re riding a machine at speeds that would land us in prison on the road, and where making a mistake could mean jumping off that bike and doing a whole heap of damage to one of your favourite possessions, as well as yourself, both of which could […]

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Bike Issue or Rider Issue? Get Greater Results by Focusing on the Right Tool

There are numerous things that go into making a rider fast. One huge part is, quite obviously, a well maintained and setup machine that’s capable of doing the job you’re asking it to do. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, and given the extraordinary level that performance machines sit at right off the shelf, you […]

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Why Riders Get Confused with Technique, and How to Reduce it

As new riders start out their life on the track with the intention of making improvements to their riding skill, they’ll come a point where the desire to improve sends them out to learn just what is correct about the sport and how they go about becoming faster and safer riders. This is great, because […]

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What Does it Mean to Be Smooth in Track Riding?

Following on from the last article I wrote which looked at the riding skill ‘order of importance’, I thought it would be good to expand on the last point I made in that piece about being smooth. I think a majority of riders will know they need to be smooth. It’s something you hear all […]

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