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How not to be a statistic…

We had one of our crew members recently hurt themselves in a motorcycle crash about a month ago. The crash was avoidable and was his own damn fault. Tweeter is an idiot and here is what you can do to avoid ending up like him. Continue reading How not to be a statistic…

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So You Want to Drag Your Knee…

I tend to chuckle when I ask people what they want to learn at Motovation Track Days and mostly the answer is ‘I want to get my knee down’. To me it is hilarious that this is a concern for so many riders out there.

nikkiLet me say this first, getting your knee down is not an art, all you need to do is try some atrociously bad riding technique and you will be able to scrape your knee pucks all day long, even when you aren’t in a corner. See what I did there. No??? Let me make it clear- Getting your knee down in no way makes you a better, faster or safer rider. Wait- you scream- but MotoGP riders get their knee down on every corner Continue reading So You Want to Drag Your Knee…

100%

nikhilWe have had a half dozen track days to date and the most interesting post-session I have got to date is this “How can I use 100% of my motorcycle and when do I know I have reached its limit?”

This got me to put on my thinking cap and try to answer this question in the best way possible. I never asked myself this question. I don’t think any of us Motovation Track Days had ever asked ourselves that question. We were on a track asking people to find their limit without actually knowing where the limit was.

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Mistakes Every New Rider Makes

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Scenario 1: You’ve finally saved up enough to buy that dream motorcycle, you take that wad of money and head down to the showroom and pick up that spanking brand new death machine and decide that you’re now the self-proclaimed king of the road

Scenario 2: You’re 37 and your married life just isn’t as exciting as it used to be. Cue mid-life crisis. You break into your kid’s college fund and decide to buy the biggest, maddest motorcycle you can think off. You straddle your new beast and bask in its reflected glory.

Both these scenarios have one thing in common and that’s where most motorcyclists make their first mistake. When your passion exceeds your talent/experience you are just a ticking time bomb for a massive disaster.

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