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…

Define Your Own Racing Line: There’s No One Size Fits All

Finding the right line is something that is high on the agenda for many learning riders. Whether it be for a particular corner or series of corners, the quest to find the perfect line is rife in any track day paddock. It’s understandable really. We see riders that are stronger than ourselves in a particular […]

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Dealing with Tired Arms & Hands: The Cause and Countermeasure

One of the common physical issues that many riders struggle with is aching legs and knees, mainly due to a poor setup with the lower body which puts an unnecessary stress on the legs. This poor lower body setup can also have a knock on effect to other areas of the body, namely the arms […]

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Teach Me Suspension (Part 1): Basic Components & Functions

This is the first of a multi-part series that will cover the various aspects of a motorcycle’s chassis, taking a detailed look at the components themselves, the effects they have, and how we can tailor them to find a good setup. To get started, in this first part I’m going to give you an overview of […]

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Can Road Tyres Be Used on the Track?

A case for riders using rubber that’s lower down the stickiness scale A decision that all riders will have to make at some point, particularly those less experienced, is what ‘level’ of rubber should they throw onto their steed for track use. Assuming money was no object, I’m sure many riders would end up with a similar conclusion; to go […]

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5 Steps to Improve Motorcycle Brakes for the Track

When riding on the track, one of the areas of the bike that takes the biggest pounding is the brakes, so it’s no wonder that when people get a little more into their track riding they start looking around at how they can improve motorcycle brakes so they can be more affective on the track […]

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Less Ordinary Motorcycles for Track Days


A look at track bikes that land outside of the norm This article comes from one of our very own readers, Kurtis Dobbs. This is his take on a few less common bikes that can make great track day toys. Enjoy! For seasoned track day goers and novices alike, the choice of track motorcycle can […]

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Weight Loss for Track Days: The Nutrition Based Approach

This is a guest post from Aaron Gillies of Aaron is a nutrition and fitness coach with over 11 years of experience in the athletic training, rehabilitation and sports fitness profession. He is also certified by Precision Nutrition and by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). It’s safe to say he knows his […]

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How to Control, and Possibly Avoid Panic Altogether in Track Riding

Panic to the motorcyclist is something that is definitely not welcomed. Even the most experienced rider can be reduced to a frozen Neanderthal if they let panic take over. And when that rider is straddling a machine travelling at high speed, usually the results are unfavourable. Given the nature of this sport, its elements of […]

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Weather and Tyres: Getting it Right

Weather and Tyres: Getting it Right For riders in the UK, the weather is a constant factor to take into consideration when a track day is on the horizon. It is a factor for consideration simply because it is so changeable, and we will often have to deal with a whole manner of different weather […]

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Preventing Track Day Crashes: Is it Possible?

Can we prevent crashing? It’s an interesting question isn’t it. I strongly believe that not a single rider on the track wishes to crash, and given the choice, anyone would opt for a crash free life riding in circles around their favourite circuits. But it doesn’t stop a number of riders throwing their bikes up […]

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