There is a common misconception when it comes to motorcycle track days. Some people believe they are only intended for riders interested in racing or going fast. Motorcycle track days allow riders a chance to practice safe riding techniques and gain confidence in a controlled environment. While riders do have the option to travel at higher than normal speeds, techniques taught at track events can be transferred to everyday street riding. If you’re still on the fence about attending a track day, here are a handful of reasons why you might just want to reconsider:
Learn New Techniques
Do you want to become more comfortable traveling at higher speeds, master corners or improve your braking technique? Many of the skills you’ll learn at track days can easily translate to real scenarios on the road. Becoming more comfortable on your motorcycle and how it responds allows you to focus your attention on riding defensively.
Get to Know Your Bike
Track days give riders the opportunity to test the limits of their motorcycle. While there are various types of motorcycle training courses out there, track days allow you to zero in on your bike and travel at higher speeds. Without the distraction of road hazards, speed limits or other vehicles getting in the way, you are able to get the most out of your bike and learn how it truly handles at speed.
Ride with Fewer Distractions and More Control
While learning and practicing maneuvers on the track, you don’t have to worry about other vehicles around you. Track organizers usually break down riders into groups based on skill level – this means fewer distractions to get in the way of your training.
Meet Other Riders in Your Community
Whether you’ve been riding for 10 years or 10 months, all are welcome to attend a track day. And guess what, you all already have one solid thing in common, motorcycles! Track days are a great way to connect with other riders in the area and build community – you may want to invite them on your next group motorcycle ride!
Receive Feedback from Professionals
Track days give you the opportunity for hands-on training with seasoned professionals. You might think you’re taking a corner perfectly based on how you feel, but track instructors are there to observe and give you immediate feedback, helping you adjust and improve your riding.
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