Machine Control 1

Pre-requisite

None

Who's it for

Anyone that wants to build confidence & improve their riding ability

Gear

You'll need to bring your own bike and gear

Duration

1 Day

£120 at York

£150 Other Venues

Section 1.1 - Bike Stability Exercises / Introduction to Core Balance

In this section you will learn why bikes are inherently stable and understand the stories around what does and doesn’t make a bike unstable. This section contains a series of very unusual exercises to help you learn how to maximise the stability of your bike.

Section 1.2 - Advanced Braking

In this section you will understand the stories around braking; including why panic braking occurs, how to avoid it, and how to quickly and confidently bring your bike to a halt.

Section 1.3 - Changing Direction

In this section you will understand the stories around changing direction and how to use counter-steering to improve the speed, accuracy and confidence of your cornering.

Section 1.4 - Hazard Avoidance

In the next two sections you will learn about the stories, behaviours and instincts you have created around dealing with unexpected hazards. Building on the earlier braking and counter-steering sections, you will learn how to control the bike quickly and confidently to avoid a hazard.

Section 1.5 - Slow Speed Machine Control

In this section you will understand the stories you have created about slow speed control and learn advanced techniques for controlling your machine at slow speeds.

Machine Control 2

Pre-requisite

Completed Machine Control 1

Who's it for

Anyone that wants to build confidence & improve their riding ability

Gear

You'll need to bring your own bike and gear

Duration

1 Day

£120 at York

£150 Other Venues

Section 2.1 - Advanced Braking for higher speeds

This section builds on the advanced braking exercises in Machine Control 1 helping you learn more advanced techniques to confidently bring your bike to a halt from higher speeds.

Section 2.2 -Advanced Braking through core feel

This section brings the braking technique together with an awareness of weight transfer and a powerful core connection to improve the smoothness, speed and ability of the rider to brake harder, faster and with more precision often referred to as developing a “feel”.

Section 2.3 - Braking on bends 1

In this section you will understand the stories you have created around braking on bends. Here you will learn advanced techniques for maintaining bike stability while either reducing speed or braking hard in a bend using front brake.

Section 2.4 - Braking on bends 2

In this section you will understand the stories you have created around braking on bends. Here you will learn advanced techniques for maintaining bike stability while either reducing speed or braking hard in a bend using back brake.

Section 2.5 - Advanced Cornering

In this section you will understand the stories you have created about cornering and will learn advanced techniques for cornering. This section will transform your ability to: safely and confidently lean the bike further; quickly and accurately change direction; and use body position to increase your corner speed.

Machine Control 3

Pre-requisite

Machine control 1 and 2 advantageous but not essential

Who's it for

Anyone that wants to build confidence & improve their riding ability

Gear

You'll just need to bring your gear as we use our Triumph Street Triple R

Duration

1 Day

£199

Section 3.1 - Stability/Core balance/Steering

This section builds on the advanced techniques in previous modules but also creates a detailed and inspiring environment to experiment, investigate and develop a new level of calmness on the machine through which amazing precision can be attained.

Section 3.2 - Setting and maintaining constant lean and turn radius

This section is focused on the ability to plan, set and manage a constant rate of lean to create a constant turn rate. This is vital if precision is our goal. For many riders this is the goal for which they seek training to achieve.

Section 3.3 – Dynamics and limits of cornering effecting grip

In this section you will be clearly briefed on the limits which place a practical barrier to using more lean in bends.

Section 3.4 – Overcome the body's resistance to lean

In this section you will understand and overcome your body's fear of lean, why it happens and how easy it can be to retrain the core to allow you to adjust and maintain positive body position to create higher corner speeds and reduce risk of slides.

Section 3.5 – Promote Calmness in turns and Improve vision

In this section you will learn to focus on the exit, plan your route calmly and have more precision and control of your route through a bend along with the safety margin of knowing where you will be at the end of a turn so your exit is more accurately predictable.

Section 3.6 – Advanced positioning to measure lean

In this section you will understand how to develop powerful positions on the machine to help improve your awareness of lean and measure the amount or lean safely without going too far.

Section 3.7 – Advanced positioning to measure lean

In this final section, if you wish to and if you can positon your knee in the correct place, (some riders just don’t have the flexibility) you can have a go at cornering with your knee on the ground like a pro. One of the many benefits of this is to be able to confidently lean the machine over without worrying about grip or grinding something solid like centre stands or exhausts.

Machine Control 4

Pre-requisite

Machine control 1 and 2 for safety

Who's it for

As an extension to the other courses this event will push beyond limits of traction and bike balance . We aim to test braking limits with and without abs to feel the difference . Taking control of the body position and having freedom to move around more as well as pushing clutch control further . If possible we will try obstacles and potentially slides if it’s within dafe limits on the day. Please remember this is stuff that is hard but fun and a glimpse of what it takes to train for the demos we do on events .

Gear

You'll need to bring your normal road riding protection gear. We'll provide you with a suitable road bike.

Duration

1 Day

£199

Section 4.1 – Locking front wheel and back wheel

This section will help you to overcome your fear of locking wheels during braking in order to give you the full benefit of measuring grip levels.

Section 4.2 - Extreme braking/stoppies

In this section you will learn what it feels like to brake harder but also faster in order to achieve higher braking power. You will be more relaxed even when the rear wheel comes off the ground. Your braking will be improved beyond the limits of the ABS systems on motorcycles giving you a racers feel in order to brake better.

Section 4.3 - Extreme slides/drifts

This section is one of the most difficult skills to learn on a motorcycle as it requires a total loss of traction before it can be practiced. Once sliding we will help you develop the ability to control and manipulate slides without losing stability. 12 years of experience has gone in to develop this section.