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.

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Top 5 Cheap/First Track Day Bikes

An aid to the “what track bike should I buy?” question When a rider new to track days is on the hunt for their first track motorcycle, they’ll most certainly be looking for something that isn’t too much of a handful, but still has the potential to be fast. Often people’s thoughts go to newer […]

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Learning From Mistakes: Common Crashes and Figuring them Out

Learning From Mistakes

When we venture out onto the track there is little doubt that any of us want to crash, and I would guess in the majority of cases we don’t expect to crash either. There is however a reason we dress ourselves from head to toe in protective gear. We don’t want or expect it, but […]

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Motorcycle Brake Fluid Guide

Motorcyle Brake Fluid

There’s no denying that brake fluid is an extremely important part of a motorcycle’s brake system make-up. The fluid is what transfers the force we apply on the lever into pressure, so making sure that we have the correct fluid and that it is well maintained is something that every rider should be conscious of. […]

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Best Motorcycle Performance Upgrades: Inexpensive Add-Ons For the Track

When talking about modern motorcycles, I’m sure the vast majority would agree that as standard they are plenty capable enough to handle anything that gets thrown at them when ridden on the road. It doesn’t stop people bolting on motorcycle performance upgrades, but it is more out of the enjoyment and aesthetics factors that comes […]

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Warming Up Motorcycle Tyres on Track

One of the things that’s drilled into us day in and day out as track day riders is the importance of properly warming up your tyres. There’s obviously a good reason for this; a tyre that hasn’t reached operating temperature is not going to give you the levels of grip needed to go knee scratching […]

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Motorcycle Tyre Sizes and Profiles Explained

A look at the tyre wall numbers For the most part, when the time comes for a rider to put some new road or track tyres on their machine there is little thought into what the size and shape of the tyre actually does for them. I would guess this is because the last pair […]

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How to Reduce Motorcycle Noise

Noise pollution from race tracks is something that has been on the agenda for local councils for many years now. With the increase in activities at many circuits (coupled with the circuit owners not quite being as strict as they could) residents are becoming unhappy with the noise levels originating from the track. The discussion […]

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Learning a New Track: How to Prepare for a New Track Experience

If we’re looking to get the best out of our first day at a new track and decrease the time it takes us to get up to speed, then taking a little time before our day to prepare for what lies ahead is the perfect way to do just that. By taking a few steps […]

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Fully or Semi Synthetic Motorcycle Oil: Which is the Best Option?

It is another of the commonly asked questions you see asked on the track day scene – almost as much as how often to change your motorcycle oil – but with nothing other than the usual marketing spiel from the manufacturers it’s hard to know which you should plum for, so the question is often […]

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Track Day Noise Limit Guide

Track Day Noise Testing

Track day noise limits and noise testing have been a subject of much discussion in more recent times. With the increased pressure that councils are putting on circuits to keep the noise level down, the circuits are not only having to be very strict with enforcing the rules and who they let on the track, […]

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