Can Akkaya teaches track and street riders

Can Akkaya teaches track and street riders

Can Akkaya Biography

This page contains a short biography and documentation of Can Akkaya’s career with links to photos, magazine clips, and race results.

Name                     Can Akkaya

Nickname             Crazy Can
Date of birth         11th May 1965
Birthplace             Cologne, Germany
Nationality            German

Lives in                  USA, Sacramento, CA
Occupation           Writer, Owner of the Superbike-Coach Corp., Headcoach
websites                http://www.racers-story.com, https://www.superbike-coach.com, https://www.facebook.com/superbikecoachca

Can Akkaya is a former professional motorcycle racer, writer, and founder of the Superbike-Coach Corp. Can (pronounced like “Jon”) is a passionate motorcycle riding coach and has taught over x-thousand students to be faster, more confident, and most of all, safer riders. He is also official rider trainer of the United States Air Force.

Racing Career

Akkaya raced the German Track Trophy, German IDM, Dutch Open, and European Championship. After a terrible crash on Hockenheimring during the German round of the European 250cc Championship, he retired from pro racing in the end of 1995. Even though he never won a major title, he had the reputation to be a promising racer for the World Championships, MotoGP.

Can Akkaya with HRC technician Kai Brachthauser in Zolder Circuit, Belgium 1993

Can Akkaya with HRC technician Kai Brachthauser in Zolder Circuit, Belgium 1993

1985 Amateur racing, OMK Trophy, Yamaha TZ350

1986 Amateur Racing, OMK Trophy, Yamaha TZ500 and 350

1987 Amateur Racing, OMK Trophy, Honda RS250

1988 Amateur Racing, OMK Trophy, Honda RS250

1989 Semi-Pro Racing, German Track Trophy, Honda RS250R

1990 Semi-Pro Racing, German Track Trophy, Honda RS250R

1991 Semi-Pro Racing, German Track Trophy, Honda RS250R, Vice Champion

1992 Pro Racing, German IDM, Honda supported RSR250

1993 Pro Racing, International Racing License, Dutch Open, German IDM, Honda supported Kit-RSR250

1994 International Pro Racing, Dutch Open, Spanish Open, German IDM, Honda supported Kit-RSR250

1995 International Pro Racing, European Championship, Dutch Open, German IDM, Honda supported Kit-RSR250

Superbike-Coach 'Crazy Can' Can Akkaya in his last racing season as a professional in 1995, Speyer Germany

Superbike-Coach ‘Crazy Can’ Can Akkaya in his last racing season as a professional in 1995, Speyer Germany

Certified Coach

Can Akkaya is a certified NYSCA coach and his Superbike-Coach Corp is an awarded ‘Locals Best’ company in 2015.

Official US-Air Force Coach

Since 2016, Can Akkaya has been the official rider coach of the United States Air Force Beale base

superbikecoach is proud trainer of the us airforceWriting Career

In 2004 he started to write and upload his story on the internet, and attract thousands of readers, as also the attention of the Mohland Verlag in Germany, which offer him a book publishing contract. The release of the book ‘Racers-Story …25 Sekunden…’ was in 2005. The Racers-Story is since its release on Amazon/Germany in the top 20 bestseller list of racer books.

Akkaya began to test motorcycles of the Ducati Kaemna Racing Team Germany, and worked as a Instructor for several track day organizer all over Europe.

In 2006, Can wrote monthly columns, a common theme trough the MotoGP season for the magazine ‘The Circuit’ in Germany.

Akkaya co-developed a program for a Swiss racing school ‘Valentinos Renntrainings’ in 2006, and lead the operations as the chief Instructor.

In 2009, Akkaya was a co-author in the book ‘Gaskrank, Geschichten aus dem Brennraum’, published by eVisor, Germany.

Can Akkaya, Headcoach of the Superbike-Coach Corp, 2014

Can Akkaya, Headcoach of the Superbike-Coach Corp, 2014

Personal Life

In November of 2008 he immigrates to the United States, and lived with his wife Marion and daughter Jill in Sacramento, California.

Akkaya founded the Superbike-Coach Corp., a Motorcycle riding school, in May 2009. The school provides individual and group programs for track riders, as also for street riders. With the ‘Road Skill’ course, Akkaya has pioneered an advanced training program, carried out on official roads. Until today, Akkaya trained about 4000 students, including the riders in Europe.

Akkaya designed and constructed a three stage wheelie-bar, which is in use in the Superbike-Coach ‘Wheelie Course’.

Can Akkaya has written two books, the ‘Racers-Story …25 Sekunden…’, and “Gaskrank II’ as a Co-Author. The Racers-Story will be translated in English language and published in the USA too under the title ‘…25 seconds…’.

Books

Award winner, Superbike-Coach Corp 2015


Superbike-Coach Corp has been selected for the ‘2015 Best of Elk Grove Award’ in the Sport, Hobby & Education category.

More References

  • Mohland Verlag, mohlandverlag.de
  • http://www.motorcycle.com/news/a-thank-you-from-tracktactics-89991.html
  • News blog of the Superbike-Coach Corp., http://superbikecoach.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.motourage.net/2009/12/can-akkaya-just-a-little-motorcycle-story/
  • Racers-Story Facebook Fan Page, http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=259477422602&id=234950876236&ref=mf#!/pages/Racers-Story-25-Seconds/234950876236
  • Amazon Germany, http://www.amazon.de/Racers-story-Sekunden-Geschichte-eines-Rennfahrers/dp/3936120897
  • Motorcycle USA article about Can Akkaya racing
  • DMSB (German Racing Association)
  • Valentinos Renntrainings
  • Racers-Story, racers-story.com
  • Superbike-Coach Corp, superbike-coach.com
  • United States Air Force

Reviews & Testimonials

Can Akkaya official coach of the United States Air Force

Can Akkaya official coach of the United States Air Force Beale base

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