Besides Yelp reviews, Google reviews, or Facebook– our students also sending their emails to us. All the reviews below are a little older, and since the actual ‘Student Testimonials‘ page is slowing down our server so much- we had to do the split. Enjoy reading them:
More Superbike-Coach Student Reviews
Just took the Day 1 Cornering Class. Had a really good experience with Coach Can and team. Instruction is direct and to the point. Great environment to learn new skills and push yourself further than you would on the street. I signed up for several more sessions with Can. I should have done this years ago.
Can and Team, Thank you very much for an amazing CSD-1 at Little 99 yesterday. Amazing experience and huge, supportive learning environment for ym 1st track day!! I just signed up for CSD-2 and already can’t wait. I Loved the 1-on-1 “Ideal Line” portion, and especially the clutchless upshifting session. Both VERY cool and worth every penny (and more, but don’t quote me! LOL). Question: Do you think the upcoming 1-on-1 class at Sonoma would be too advanced for me? I mean, I’d love to also sign up for this and continue learning. If you think that would be acceptable and not Too Much. For your memory, I was the guy riding the Black Triumph Street Triple, who Can called ‘Mr.Sunshine’ in class. HA! Really glad I found your programs.
The coach had us discussing our fears about riding and taught us how to use our skills as tools to work through any situation so that we are in control with choices. by the end of the day I was dragging my foot pegs and my confidence in my ability to ride my bike is greatly improved. I feel so much more control in just one day. You could see see across-the-board how all the writers were improving and coach can seem to spend additional time with any riders who needed it and it was just a fantastic day. everyone left a much improved rider.
It was the most fun I have had in 15 years. I love being on a closed course for safety and no cops. Then you are treated to a fantastic professional and funny Coach Mr Can and can he ride!!!!
Question: What can I learn after 30+ years of riding? Answer: A Lot! Cornering School Day 1. Sounds remedial, right? Wrong! Learned so much more than I expected. Small track? Yes. advantage: ride, critique, ride, critique, ride, critique, repeat. Coach and staff? Organized, Passionate, Available, Experienced, Insightful. I now ride my Ducati better then ever, thanks to Coach Can.
I went to Cornering Class Day 1 on my little 40hp Guzzi not knowing what to expect. I had a blast! I made new friends and plan to go back for more. A pair of videos I shot doing laps at the beginning and another at the end were eye opening. I’ve been riding for 21 years, and I think anyone who rides is probably always looking to learn more; I know I am. If you want your skills to improve and are open to both learning and un-learning, Can is your man. His class has a very personal feel to it. It’s not stuffy and the guy is way approachable. You never know when he’ll jump in and give you one on one direction during laps, so it’s very dynamic! Bring your A game. You will work hard. You can see his passion for the sport and for teaching as well. I run my own business and I know what it takes to do that. Can is clearly invested in success, both his and yours. You can’t lose. We all know on a motorcycle, one mistake can be gravely serious. Taking his class is an excellent investment. The thing is, you don’t know what you don’t know. It turns out, even after all these years I rode away with skills that I know have made me faster, more knowledgeable, more precise, and safer. Too many people just hit the road and ride and never really challenge themselves to go to a class like this. It seems like lots of people think experience is the only teacher they need. Those people are dead wrong. The way I see it, you can’t afford not to! Don’t be a douche, take Can’s courses. Trust me, you’ll see what I mean.
Just got back from Cornering School Day 1 (It’s a 3 day series and you have to pass each one to get to the next one, plus each one is about $100). What a great program! This is a no frills, no BS operation. Coach gives it to you straight and then you go out on the track and practice. He sees everything and tells you what you’re doing wrong. He’s got great cred so listen up and just do what he says. Have faith. You *will* learn something. Guaranteed.
I took the first of a set of three classes last Sunday. This is the best $99.00 spent in my opinion…the Coach will watch you ride the track and give no BS instruction on how to improve your skills. In the afternoon Coach rides the track with you showing the correct lines, approach and exit from corners. I questioned taking the course because I’m riding a Victory, but soon learned the instruction you receive from Coach applies to any type of bike your riding…including the two Goldwings in the class. The class size was around thirty bikes, broken up into three groups and everyone received personal instruction through-out the day. Awesome class I recommend the Cornering Class for all riders and any type of motorcycle. Thanks for your patience Coach!!!
Recently attended CS-1 in June, I had a blast, what a great experience. Coach is a remarkable teacher, very impressive with his lifetime knowledge and feel of all of his life experiences riding and racing shared with his students in a 1 day, fun day event. I am looking very forward to also attend CS-2 and CS-3. Please for those who are itching to attend a course such as this it is well worth the value, you will be impressed with coach’s and his coaching staff the ability to teach you valuable information to better your skills as a rider. Keep up the great work SuperBike Coach and staff. I will sign up again.
Superbike-coach corp Mr. Can Akkaya met me at Laguna Seca on 4/12/1015 and mentored me through the day on how to ride better and really enjoy the legendary track with so many world famous corners especially the corkscrew. As a foreigner I was able to communicate with him very openly in the build up to the event and he really helped to ensure every box was checked in terms of preparation. He made sure he even made available for me a riding suit, gloves and boots. Very few outfits will throw that in for free, hence as a tourist planning to participate in such an event becomes so much easier.My experience was amazing and I think he’s a great professional who can assess and ‘Suss out your level’ in a short time and tweak the design of his content so that you get the most out of it in the limited time available. His use of ‘instruction by wire’ technology was very useful. Not for a single moment did I feel unsafe the whole day which was a big difference from other track days that I have done in for example silverstone. This experience was even better than Ron Haslam riding school at Silverstone as there it’s a big group and things aren’t really personalized and there’s barely any face time with the instructors let alone legendary Ron . Worth every cent. I would highly recommend a session with Can Akkaya if you want a memorable day at Laguna seca. Just showing up on your own and doing a track day would be pointless and not allowing for improvement in my opinion.
It’s easy when you got a great coach and just listen to what he says. And don’t try to argue with Coach or give excuses, cause you’ll get put in check real quick. Coach Can Akkaya keeps it real and that’s what you need in order to learn.
Here are a few pics from Sunday at Buttonwillow Raceway. Thank you for all your help in the cornering school, and knee down class. it has definitely given me the tools to go to the track and ride with more confidence. I know that I could carry more speed and lean angle thru these corners, but I’ll get better. I did drag my right knee thru the big sweeper on this track! Again, thank you for all your help.
Eike, Sascha und Ich möchten uns ganz herzlich für die mega geile Tour mit dir bedanken. Die Natureindrücke auf der dreiwöchigen Tour waren atemberaubend, gigantisch und sehr beeindruckend. Wir haben Kontakt freundliche, sympatische, hilfsbereite und lebensfrohe Amerikaner kennen gelernt. Du hast uns eine perfekt organisierte und professionelle Tour zusammen gestellt.Wir hatten sehr viele Highlights, zum Beispiel die Mutter aller Straßen, die Route 66, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Valley of Fire, Yosemite Nationalpark. Um nur einige zu nennen. Und wenn wir dachten, es kann nichts beeindruckender mehr kommen, hast du uns eines besseren belehrt. Unser Lebenstraum ist in Erfüllung gegangen, und wir träumen weiter. Die Sucht ist geblieben und wir hoffen, das wir uns in diesem wundervollen und beeindruckendem Amerika wieder sehen. Nochmals vielen lieben Dank.
Crazy Can has changed my riding ability for the better and I can’t begin to look back to how I used to ride before. I am probably alive today because of the lessons that he has taught me. His classes not only teach you track tactics but also how to be a better street rider. Trail braking, line selection, and body positioning are only a few of the lessons you learn. Not only are his classes awesome, but Can Akkaya is a great guy. He cares about you and that you’re actually learning and doesn’t abandon anyone that takes a bit longer to learn. He’s easy going and funny too. He has definitely earned my respect and he has no reason to lie about his accomplishments.
I’ve worked with Coach Can Akkaya on several occasions now. Every time I speak or work with him, I come away with another valuable insight that helps make me a better rider. He’s a no BS guy, and he’s not going to spoon feed you the answer to every question you have for the simple reason that riding a motorcycle well is ultimately learned through experience, not in a classroom. Ask Coach a specific question and he’ll gladly answer it; ask him an open ended question like, “how do I turn a motorcycle”, and you might get a slightly sarcastic response that such a question deserves. Bottom line, for my money, work with Coach Can is just about the best money you can spend to accelerate your riding proficiency.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the many riders on the wheelie school back in 2014 and it was so much fun! My boyfriend learned so much from that class and wants to take more. We drove almost 8 hours to take the class and it was worth it! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
And all the time i had the chance to see coach Can there where many people who told about his past and many people who knew him as Racer, an i tell you if you have the chance to being on a fast track with him,and you’re as fast as you “think” you can be and he blows by with a realy fast student and afterwards he comes by and tells you that you have to chamge your body position to get bit lower and get the knee better down you will believe this guy did all he says he did. So Can keep on believing in you and never surrender!!
I did not think much about just a day of coaching on a small track. But I could not have been further from the truth. I came upon superbike-coach.com quite by accident and tried out cornering school day – 1. Coach Can Akkaya definitely nails teaching riders of all skill levels.
Just had an incredible session this past Sunday at Thunderhill courtesy of Superbike Coach – Can A. and our group of B- hooligans. Since it was my first time ever on a “big” track, aside from having done Coach’s Knee-down Class & Cornering School-Day 1 at the Little 99 in Stockton, my nerves were a bit high once I actually got a chance to do some sight laps around the track (especially around that Turn 5/Cyclone part ). Once I had a chance to settle in and go over the lessons from the previous classes from Coach, it was game on. The four of us each had time to go through the lines in depth with Coach, both on paper and out on the track, as well as deal with the demons that came up during each session as we pushed ourselves faster. There was one point during the second session that I had an “oh, shit” moment because of a cramp that was developing in my lower back preventing me from making the best lines going into Turn 14. After talking about it with Coach and realizing the cause of my distress was due to riding from my gut as opposed to using the reference points and sticking to a plan, every session after that felt much better and my confidence on the track improved tremendously throughout the sessions. What really sold me though on choosing to go with having Coach for the Track Session, was seeing all the mayhem that was happening around me with other riders crashing and/or running straight off the track after pushing it too hard. Following Coach’s lines and really focusing on working out at 75% of my abilities made me put my giant ego in check and become the better rider for (hopefully) many more trackdays to come. I saw firsthand the value of working on tight lines vs going out there guns blazing while getting “Meat-balled” doing your best Marquez impersonation. Working with Coach taught me to look through the other riders and to really hone in on mastering the track with a solid plan, which is really what it’s all about, right? Ferbrando, SF, Track Drill group
I feel that coach Can is a fluid motorcycle teacher, he was able to quickly adjust to my level of experience . Coach helped me identify, fears and limiting factors that were holding me back from truly enjoying my riding experience.
Coach Can helped me harness the control that is necessary to be an efficient and confident motorcycle rider. I highly recommend his one on one class for any level rider. Amy Romano, Road Skill 1on1
– Coach Can is an awesome instructor. The man knows his shit and does a wonderful job with the knowledge transfer.
– Instructions was tremendously helpful and good paced – useful for any riding level. Objectives were clear and focus – “GET THAT F@$King Knee Down.”
– Yes Superbike Coach’s marketing isn’t the greatest – the tangential benefit of getting your knee down should have been emphasized on more (Body positions, corner speed confidence, proper line selection, etc.).
– If nothing else, Superbike-Coach classes are huge confidence booster. That is priceless if you ask me.
Would I take more class? Heck yes!
-We freely learned wheelies without worrying about law enforcement… in fact they were on the other side of the fence on the streets of Stockton! This is important because it takes a lot of focus to get used to riding vertically and finding the balance point with the throttle.
-The wheelie bike was an AMA 450 moto-something?, really easy to wheelie and had an adjustable bar that works like it should, keeping us from looping the bike.
-guidance from someone who knew his stuff he really helped us until we ran out of questions
-had the whole track to practice on and plenty of time
-most of the participants, almost all, could not do wheelies before they took the course, so everyone was on the same level
I was only able to get my ’06 S2R to pop up a few times, but once I got on the wheelie bike, I easily wheelie’d every time I wanted to do it. The bar setup really helped with my self-confidence, and finding the right point for the torque was a HELLUVA lot of fun Nathalie, Facaville, CA
I’m riding w/ handicaps – several injuries, wrecked knees & arthritis in my hands. Coach Can help me to improve while riding within my limitations. I’ve taken many classes – Keith Code, Keigwins – but I’ve never received such useful advice on body position, and no one has ever taught me trail breaking before. Coach Can’s the real deal. Track drill, Mike Grin, San Francisco
I got my f-ing knee down for the first time. Can Akkaya corrected my form and it was easy after that!
– how to read track map and work with it (never thought it that important)
– how to improve your lapse time
– how to prepare motorbike for racing on track days
– how to stay balanced and quite in complicated situation
– how to move and how to sit on sport motorbike
– how to enjoy life :)
I’m very greatful to Can Akkaya for these unbelievable experience I want to repeat.
I attended the cornering class with you on March 30th. It was a great learning experience and I was impressed by your professionalism and dedication.
I took the road skill course from Superbike-Coach today and loved it! I’ve been riding on and off for about 8 years and today’s lesson taught me a lot. Proper braking, safety, reading lines, proper shifting, etc. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to improve their riding. There’s so much to learn and Coach Can is full of knowledge. You can’t go wrong for $89. At first i was skeptical but Can was very professional. My only feedback is i wish i would have found Can about 8 years ago as he would of saved me a few accidents. Once i start doing track days, i will be using Can’s services.
I took the knee down and wheelie class just last week, and it’s a blast. I’ve been riding motorcycle for more than a year and half, but it’s mostly just by myself. Most of my friends don’t ride motorcycle and don’t watch motorcycle racing (they probably never heard of it). By taking the class, I get to meet a lot of people who shared my interests, and coach Can showed us how we can get better. For example, by taking the knee down class, I got to know that how to find the perfect line when cornering, how to position my body during cornering, and I was able to lean the bike at an angle that I couldn’t never before. And it’s exciting. If you love motorcycle, and wants to get better riding, or you want to get into racing, you have to give Superbike-Coach a try by taking one of coach Can’s classes! Ben Chen, San Francisco
Superbike Coach rocks!
Can taught me back in 2009 how to ride “on the line” and how to trail brake into a corner.
It changed my riding completely and as a result I’m now faster and at the same time more safe.
Last year he convinced me to learn how to put a knee down on the track and now I’m addicted to riding on the track. My MultiStrada isn’t a track bike but I can now easily hang with most riders or leave some in the dust.
Can’t wait to do another track day with Can and improve my riding even more … Uwe Druckenmüller
I have taken three lessons now with Superbike-Coach Can and going on my fourth this June 9 at Sonoma Raceway. In each lesson I was able to do accomplish tasks that I could not do on my own. I took a knee down course and now I can confidently put my knee down. I took a wheelie course … now I can wheelie the bike safely and correctly. I have improved my track riding immensely and have reduced my lap times. Rafael Hendryx
Can is a phenomenal motorcycle coach. I have taken three classes with him. My first was a road skills class, which i learned a ton on. Can is very patient and explains things in a very clear manner. I have always felt very comfortable around him. The other two courses were the wheelie course and the knee down course. Honestly, I still cannot do a wheelie, but that is not Can’s fault… my balls have not dropped yet, so waiting on that before I can successfully get and keep my wheel up. The knee down has given me better skill to really get into those curves. I strongly recommend taking a course, or several, with Can. You wont regret it and you will become a more skilled rider. Danielle Daniel
Coach Can is great! Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I learned lots from his breaking class. If you’re thinking of taking some lessons, talk to Can! I’m glad I did! Noel Shabazian
My son was a first time rider. Had never been on any motorized vehicle. Coach was very attentive and devoted. Julian had found a mentor and a friend in his new coach. I have recommended coach to several friends and will continue to do so. Thank you coach for such an awesome experience! Robert Newmeyer
Best coach! Great techniques. Amazing person to be around with. I have learned a lot. Can’t wait to do wheelie class. Sunny Virk
Security & Confidence when you Ride is the Best feeling ever. Thanks to superbike coach and the team for make this happening to me specially when come’s to drag Knee. I took this course with my 89 GSXR and WoW !!!! there is …. Knee was Scraping asphalt !!!! So does not really matter about your bike,tires,etc..what It matter’s the right COACH !! Thank you Can for make this possible. I strongly recommend taking a course!!! Rojaz Luiz