Category Archives for Tyres, Bike & Misc Guides

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.

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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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Should We Copy Faster Track Riders & What Can We Learn From Them?

Speed is probably the most respected attribute out on track. What I mean is that if a rider can see someone else is faster than they are, the assumption is often made that the faster rider is a better rider and that they must know something they don’t. In fact, this trait is seen in […]

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Do it Right, then Add Speed: A Better Approach for Beginner Riders

An extremely common goal for riders looking to improve around the track is to ride faster than they did before. Among these riders there will be many (probably most) that will know that the road blocks to improving and riding faster are mental ones, meaning they don’t yet have the confidence to use more of […]

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When Do We Reach Maximum Lean Angle in a Corner?

It’s a question I’ve received a number of times in the past – “when should I reach my maximum lean angle and get my knee down?” Often the question comes about because the rider feels that they’re getting to their maximum lean angle too late, and they wonder if they’re taking the right approach. In […]

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Steering Too Early: Why it’s Bad, and How to Prevent it

Steering into corners too early is a common trait that can be observed through a large portion of track riders. From budding track day goers to seasoned club racers. It’s a trait that comes from a less than ideal corner entry approach, with a few skills potentially contributing to the reasons why they do it. […]

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Body Position: How Important is Fitness?

You don’t have to look that far within track riding circles to find advice and guides on body position. In my experience it’s easily the most sought-after material and it’s the area a lot of riders like to focus on. However, in all of that material there’s often a piece of the puzzle that’s not […]

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Go Slower to Go Faster: Why “Riding Hard” is Counterproductive

A goal of a substantial portion of the riders in any track day paddock is to ride faster than they did previously. Like any sport, in order to get better those same riders need to become more competent with the skills and tools they have at their disposal over time, which will naturally yield the […]

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Feedback and Feel on a Motorcycle: What is it and How Do You Get it?

The terms feedback and feel are something you hear a lot in the motorcycle performance riding world. If you watch enough racing you’ll soon realise that being able to feel and react to what the motorcycle is telling you as a rider is an important part of going fast and staying upright. Even so, walk […]

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Key Performance Indicators of Track Riding Progress

When talking about improvement in track riding, most people will cite just one main indicator to keep an eye on. However, there are a couple of others we can also look for, indicators that you should be equally proud of if you’re able to see improvements in them. What I wanted to talk about in […]

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