Here is what our students think about Superbike-Coach. Read the testimonials from our clients, or send us your opinion/testimonial if you was a student already (to use a form, scroll all the way down).

Testimonials & Reviews about Superbike-Coach

As a first time time rider, I just finished the Day 1 of the cornering program and I must say that it was great! I came to this course straight out of the MSF class and I learned more here than I ever could from any other safety class. Can (Coach) is a professional that understands all level of riders. He helps each person with what they’re looking for but you have to manage your expectations and respect your time here. Coach doesn’t sugar coat anything. The best way to get the most out of any experience is to be humble, have the right attitude and be passionate about learning. As a completely new rider I learned so much and will definitely take this course again!- Rebekah Schoenbach , Cornering School

If you have taken the well-warranted time to check out a few of Coach Can’s prior reviews — along with his crystal clear statement right on his website — you will see he is a very intense dude. However, the intensity is not just for bravado or ego. In fact, the ones who find themselves “bothered” by Coach Can are the ones walking away with shattered egos.- Deon Pearson, Road Skill 1on1, Lake Tahoe

This is my second review of SuperBike Coach, which I have felt compelled to write because the first 5-star review just wasn’t enough. Coach Can & company have wholeheartedly earned a full 10 stars in my eyes. How can this be, one may ask? Well after having ridden with the SBC family (and yes, it is indeed a “family”) several times across a variety of courses, I have been fortunate enough to experience a very steady stream of breakthroughs in my riding development: something many can go YEARS without ever achieving – just settling for old habits and ways. The thing is, just because those ways are old, and “you’ve always ridden this way” doesn’t mean it’s good. If it is, you would undoubtedly see that SBC isn’t working for you. What you will very likely discover is that those ways aren’t going to work for you anymore. After you’re done with your first session of smiling once you realize just what SBC can do for your riding development, you will be asking yourself the stinging question that just about every SBC student asks: why the hell didn’t I start earlier?! If you have taken the well-warranted time to check out a few of Coach Can’s prior reviews — along with his crystal clear statement right on his website — you will see he is a very intense dude. However, the intensity is not just for bravado or ego. In fact, the ones who find themselves “bothered” by Coach Can are the ones walking away with shattered egos. The fact is; motorcycling has no room for that sh*t. If you think you are the next Marc Marques, then clearly you aren’t reading this review because you’re too busy traveling the globe collecting your trophies on your way to MotoGP. However, if you are a mere mortal looking to attain the keys to unlocking your highest riding potential, then you are in the right place. Nothing worth working for is easy, and Coach will NOT coddle you into thinking you achieved something you did not. Instead, he & his team will give you the most honest feedback you will have ever received on your riding, and under their excellent breadth of knowledge, will show you the way to earning yourself a sense of modest-laced pride in your newfound abilities you will have never known you would hold. Then, when the class is over, you get to ride into the sunset of freedom with some astounding new skills and a refreshed outlook & invigoration into motorcycling. Your first stop (after the gas station perhaps) will be right back to your computer or phone charger to log onto the SBC website to sign up for your next course! And trust me, once you get the bug for quality moto-education, there’s no turning back. I have been fortunate enough to do several private 1-on-1 sessions with Coach both at the track, as well as Road Skill in my hometown in Lake Tahoe. Best times I’ve ever had on a bike – period! Now I get to look forward to many more of those moments as Coach Can has set me up for a whole world of motorcycling successes to explore. Now, listen to that little voice revving in your heart, and sign up for SBC now! Classes are pretty hard to get into these days (huge demand), so get your name on that list and get ready for an awesome time with your newest family & mentors. Trust them. Then, you can REALLY trust yourself!

After several hours on the road, both of these riders were worlds apart from the first 1 mile up the canyons. Afterward, both riders said they had never learned more in one day than they had from you. Both swear they will do this again!- David Cardinal, Road Skill 1on3, Carson City NV

A short time ago, you took me on a road riding lesson.  I’m not a Valentino Rossi or Mark Marquez, but I have believe I have a fairly high level understanding of riding.  I have taken all of your awesome classes in Stockton and have ridden more than a few track days.  I’m an B+ to A- rider on the track.  While riding more than 20 years, I have been really learning how to technically ride in the past 4-5 years.  I had not been on the road riding for a while.  I felt a bit rusty.  I’m a huge proponent of continued learning.  I thought some additional Coach time would be helpful.  What a great decision!  The main take away of how my late apex turns in blind corners were not the safest way to go were eye opening!  As you indicated, these late apex turns create a sharp turn angle with no outs.  A traditional apex gives you options and a much smoother and safer ride!  The other tips about breaking and acceleration were fabulous and now are part of my riding style. This week I had to head to Seattle for work.  I rented a BMW GS to head to my projects.  I took a side ride to the Northern Cascades mountain range for some mental health relief!  Besides the fact is was an absolutely beautiful ride, I wanted to tell you how much more I enjoyed the ride more than ever before.  Even through I prefer my BMW XR, this may have been the best street riding I have done.  Everything was so much smoother.  I know other riders have the glow feeling in the chest when everything just clicks, and I had it on that ride!  I’m still buzzing from that feeling.  I can’t believe I’m enjoying riding more than  ever, but I am! After my time with you, you took me and two others for another road ride class.  Both experienced riders, each with multiple bikes such as Ducati V4, Aprilla Tuono, R1, one with track experience.  Both race cars and dirt bikes.  We spent several hours in the parking lot.  the other riders were new to you and had not been to any classes.  Both were so thrilled with the parking lot drills, they said it would have made the day worthwhile if they never left the parking lot.  Of course, you stress the importance of using these skills on the road, so we did some mountain riding as well.  What a transformation of these riders!!  As I had done our personal day, I  was well ready for this ride.  After several hours on the road, both of these riders were worlds apart from the first 1 mile up the canyons.  Afterward, both riders said they had never learned more in one day than they had from you.  Both swear they will  do this again! I would just like to pass along to other riders, it does not matter how long you have been riding. You can get better.  Lessons are going to make you much safer.  The more I know how to ride,  the more I enjoy it.  (Plus if you ride with others, they are going to be envious of your skills!). Thanks Coach!

As for Coach, I have never met anyone so passionate about the sport and so experienced- Daniel Launza, Cornering School Day 1

I am 17 years old and I recently attended cornering school day 1 In hopes of improving my cornering skills. I wanted to learn how to corner well in hopes of becoming a better racer I have done many track days and have been coached by instructors but I have not learned nearly as much anywhere else besides this class. Coach teaches you how to really corner your bike and shows you how to get to the limit. Through Coach’s class I have gained lots of confidence on my bike and I feel a lot safer riding my bike. Overall this class was amazing and taught me so much about riding and I can’t wait to go to more of his classes. As for Coach, I have never met anyone so passionate about the sport and so experienced I recommend this class to anyone it will be one of the best decisions in your riding career.

These classes are the best thing that has happened to me since I bought my bike- Richard Young, Cornering School program

I have taken the first and second days of the four cornering classes and I am so impressed with Coach Can and his team. The classes are well organized and as a fairly new rider this is something I really needed to enhance my cornering skills. Coach Can is a previous racer and is excellent in helping to relay his vast experience to not only new riders as well as very seasoned and experienced riders. The class is structured so that the more experienced riders are grouped together and we ride in three groups with the less experienced riders watching the other groups before trying to complete the tasks coach assigns us to do. I have signed up for the third level and plan to take the 4th class as soon as possible. These classes are the best thing that has happened to me since I bought my bike. I highly recommend taking all four of these classes in the cornering section as getting proficient in cornering will save your life. There are also more advanced classes available as you gain proficiency that I plan to take after completion of the cornering. Coach Can and his team are the best!!!!

My take away from CSD 2… everything coach said.- Jeff Kim, Cornering Day 2

If you’ve read all previous reviews then there’s not much more that I can add other than that I agree with what’s been said. Here’s a tip tho… really focus on what Can is telling you to do. If he says to apex here and there then take it to heart and try your best to hit those apexes rather than simply nodding your head in class but then going back to your comfort zone on the track. With each classroom session there’s a message that Can is trying to convey. The delivery may not be conventional but the intent is pure and the accuracy is spot on. Having said that, it may take much more practice to nail it down but your job is to at least have and good understanding of what’s being asked of you. My take away from CSD 1 was gear selection. Can gave us his tip on gear selection, and although it was tough to break my comfort zone on the track I tried my best and then on the mountain curves I kept practicing and now I see the benefits and I’m a faster and smoother rider because of it. My take away from CSD 2… everything he said. The point I’m trying to make is this. If you succeed in taking away a solid understanding of what Can is teaching you and you practice it on your favorite mountain curve you will without a doubt become a faster and more confident rider, not to mention safer. Now let’s put things into perspective. How much does this class cost… like a buck and change? Is that a good deal? Well, did you do what he asked you to do or even understand or try what he wanted you to do? No? Then that’s your loss. Yes? Then that’s a fucking damn good deal in my book cuz I can assure you that you’re a better rider now. One last thing… you don’t need to ride fast to take away from this class. In fact ride at your 50% if you want. But you do need to focus on the task at hand and the speed just follows.

He asked us to walk the track and make notes of path/action/timing for each turn, to help us appreciate and gain consistency in our ride.- MJ, Track Academy

I Completed the Track academy (cornering school day) on 10/16/19. This course was the cherry on top, as it called for all the skills learned and practiced, during the past 3 cornering classes., to come together. The synthesizing skill, emphasized by coach Can Akkaya, was consistency in path, action and timing. He asked us to walk the track and make notes of path/action/timing for each turn, to help us appreciate and gain consistency in our ride. This smoothness in riding, has been transferable to my commutes, and week-end road rides. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and practicing all the skills that coach Can has shown us. I never imagined that I can learn these skills and improvements without committing to a professional program. Coach Can is providing a great service, at a very reasonable cost. I feel lucky that I stumbled on his website and hope to continue coming back for more of his coaching. I fully recommend that every motorcycle enthusiast, that seriously enjoys riding, should come and try Coach Can Akkaya’s Superbike-coach classes. They will not be disappointed. Thank you, coach Can, for keeping us honest.

Can gives you the key to the motorcycle-riding Castle, but, it is up to you to put the key in the door, turn the lock, open the door, and walk through. You must also leave your ego and everything you thought you knew about motorcycle riding out the door.- Bryan D., Cornering School Day 1

This is, by far, the best and most comprehensive motorcycle training I’ve ever received. Before coming here, I was nervous and ready to give up motorcycles permanently. After 2 crashes, being knocked out unconscious, and multiple close calls on the road, I realized that 1) Maybe I’m a shitty rider, 2) None of the upgrades to my bike mean a damn thing and 3) maybe I’m safer giving this up since Uber and Lyft drivers drive like blind and deaf teenagers. Because of this, I thought I’d find a solution by getting training (because I’m a stubborn asshole who doesn’t believe in giving up.) Many of my colleagues have taken Coach Can’s class and have reported that many of the tools and skills taught there are not just for track use, they are some of the most important fundamentals for everyday street riding. However, going through the class will NOT make you a better rider if you do not PRACTICE THE SKILLS AT LEASE A FEW TIMES PER WEEK. Can gives you the key to the motorcycle-riding Castle, but, it is up to you to put the key in the door, turn the lock, open the door, and walk through. You must also leave your ego and everything you thought you knew about motorcycle riding out the door. Then, and only then, will you be able to forget the crap and bad habits you picked up and relearn what real riding skills are. It’s safe to say, I’m looking forward to Cornering 2 and 3. My recommendation: Before you invest in a sweet new exhaust that will likely get destroyed when you do some super dank wheelies into a Prius, save the cash and invest in something that stays with you forever. Riding skills are way more important than whatever squid loving bling you put on the bike. To Coach Can, Marian, and the team…you guys are bombdiggity!

These skills seem like a martial art for the bike rider- Majid Farmanfarmaian, Cornering School day 1-3

I completed the superbike-coach’s cornering school day 3, this past week-end (9/8/19). Again, both the class and the track practices were beyond my expectation. A full fun day of learning and practice of more advanced riding skills. Coach Can Akkaya, started the day with the review of the past 2 course skills, and answered any questions we had. After some refresher practice, we came in, and he expanded those skills by introducing additional riding methods, punctuated by track practice. These included trail braking, throttle and back brake control and braking for steering. These skills help make us safer riders on top of better / more efficient riders. The big lesson, I have taken away on this day and the previous one, is to let the bike do all the work, rather than me exerting great effort. The bike does it quicker and with more strength. These skills seem like a martial art for the bike rider. Coach Can Akkaya, teaches these skills with great enthusiasm and fun that keeps everyone engaged. But he also demands that we go out and really practice and learn the skills. He stands right on the track, looking and giving us feedback. His love and care for better riding is infectious and we all get better while having great fun. A further bonus is that Coach Can Akkaya provided a certificate of completion after these 3 courses, which may lower the bike insurance, by 15%, at some insurance companies. A still further bonus, is that Dean Lonskey takes pictures and videos of the students, while riding, free of charge. I have looked at them as a visual feedback toward improvement. As mentioned before, the cost is very reasonable for an all-day activity, and is not discouraging to take more courses or even repeat some, once or twice a month. Overall, I am very happy to have found Coach Akkaya’s Sportbike-coach school, that is allowing me to make bike riding a fun hobby, while making my daily commute safer.

Coach Can is a unique experience in a good way. He is blunt, which is hard to find, so if you have bad habits or flaws in your riding, he will let you know off the bat.- Shawn Castello, US-Air Force, Cornering Day 1

Coach Can is a unique experience in a good way. He is blunt, which is hard to find, so if you have bad habits or flaws in your riding, he will let you know off the bat. If you are getting lazy on the track or not working on the drills, he will call you out on it. Not only that, but he is also extremely knowledgeable and has an extensive background in riding, so he knows what he is talking about. He will teach you the right technique and concepts the first time around so that you can develop good habits right off the bat. Ultimately, the programs that the Superbike-Coach Corp offers is a hell of an opportunity to learn how to ride better. If you are willing to learn and work on the drills, techniques, and concepts, these guys are willing to put in a lot of time and effort into you as well.

If you think you’ve been riding 20+ years and don’t need this class, you are wrong.- Amanda Kohlfeld, Cornering Day 1

I was lucky enough to come across Superbike Coach as I was searching the internet for a birthday gift for my husband. I emailed Can about the classes (there are a lot to choose from) and what might be best for what I was looking for…I was a pain; as in, many questions, follow ups, and what abouts. He was great, I never got the feeling that I was bothering him. I ended up purchasing a gift certificate for my husband’s birthday and giving him the information so he could pick, then I was lucky enough that he wanted me to attend a class with him.
Coach was just as great in class, as are his wife and staff. I never felt like I was just a class fee, you can feel that they are genuine. Speaking of the class fee it’s almost more affordable than it should be and that should tell you something about their intentions. Especially after hearing some stories from other students about classes they took previously (for hundreds of dollars!) and who are still afraid of their bike and/or lack of skills. Anyhow…we picked the cornering class which is what had been recommended.

First thing: If you don’t want to hear about what you are doing wrong or you don’t wish for someone to pick up on your bad habits maybe you are better off not taking this class because he is going to tell you that your lines suck and he is going to call you on things you may be doing that could get you hurt. I have some bad habits, as we all do; however, I had one that I didn’t even know about. I have no idea how long I had been doing it (I might never have known) and it might have ended badly someday. Now it won’t. If I didn’t get anything else from class (and I did) I will forever be grateful.
Second: you are also going to do some drills that might be of your comfort zone, for me it was the front brake only drills, but you must trust that he isn’t ever going to ask you to do something that is of no value. The confidence I always had in dirt but never had on the street has improved by leaps and bounds mostly from the dang front brake drills I didn’t want to do. Those ABS brakes for some reason really freaked me out. It’s amazing how little things that make you uncomfortable can affect everything when you get on that bike. He’s going to help you with that.

I am going to sum up because I get long winded, but I want everyone reading this to know that I went into this class with many years on two wheels. I can’t recall a time when I couldn’t ride a motorcycle, literally. More years by far in dirt than street. It’s been almost 5 years on my street bike and since I went to DMV and got my M license…I am not a new rider is the point. SO…If you think you don’t ride well enough for this class, you are wrong. If you think you’ve been riding 20+ years and don’t need this class, you are wrong. Also, no matter where you fall on the experience spectrum there will be people in class who have more experience than you and people who have less experience than you, but NO one will care. NO one will make you feel like you shouldn’t be there. No one wants anything more than for you to be a better, safer rider including all the students so don’t talk yourself out of it or be intimidated by the course. You have nothing to lose but your life and I know that sounds so dramatic but if you are on two wheels you know I am not wrong.

Overall, the content was effective, the team was efficient, and I felt that Coach Can (in his most colorful way) truly cares about each student’s well being & betterment- Deon Pearson, Wheelie Course 6/2019

If you’ve read other online reviews about SuperBike Coach / Coach Can, you’ll surely know already that Coach has a very specific style in which he delivers information. Like the very act of motorcycling itself, his delivery method is both invigorating, occasionally scathing, with laughs paved in-between.

Invigorating in that it is a high-octane rush to your senses.
Scathing in that one mess-up will cause you some pain.
Laughs in that — regardless — this is still a ton of fun!

Just like motorcycling.

Simply put, this class (& sport) is not for the faint of heart.

First of all, the staff at SuperBike Coach is an air-tight, well-oiled machine. These guys are extremely fervent about the topics they teach, and the tools they provide to give you success. They are all very knowledgeable in their field, and despite their somewhat militant demeanor, are in-fact very caring about your success and well-being. Never did I feel like I couldn’t ask a question I needed answered. While certain questions might earn you a touch of ridicule from Coach, he will still answer them, and always with a smile placed neatly between the lines of the answer.

My first class with SBC was the Wheelie Course. The class of approx. 30 students was divided into 3 color groups, which rotated constantly between one of 3 stations:

1. Practice Wheelie Tools: a high-torque mini bike & an SV650 affixed to an angled stand; each of which independently focus on specific progression steps of the various “moments” of a wheelie. The former works on the initiation of the wheelie, and the latter focuses on “floating” the wheelie. These are great simulation tools (especially the SV650, which was SUPER fun and really had me feeling like I was floating on air).

2. Track Time: a short course partitioned into segments where you can use your own bike (or a rental bike from the company for an extra fee) to practice various steps to achieve a real-world wheelie.

3. Rest Area: which on a 100-degree day in the California sun, you WILL DEFINITELY need. Ample amounts of cold bottled water are provided for everyone, so drink up!!

This system of rotating the various stations is very well thought-out, and executed efficiently for time by the SBC team. Everyone received equal time, albeit in different patterns than the other color teams, that ultimately got my beginner butt understanding and applying the basics of a wheelie by the end of the day. While there is no guarantee that every single student will be popping nooners by the end of the class, you will most certainly be on your merry way to doing so. I guarantee you’ll walk away much more empowered with knowledge as to how to better control your bike, and have some great tools to work with outside of the class on your own.

Overall, the content was effective, the team was efficient, and I felt that Coach Can (in his most colorful way) truly cares about each student’s well being & betterment (even if some students didn’t care so much for him). The company’s cardinal rule is: Safety, Fun & Success…in that order. THAT is a winning formula in my book! Never once did I feel unsafe; the staff’s adamant nature of focus made sure of that!

SBC offers many classes for all levels of riders, with tons of focus on various aspects of the righteous art of ripping on two-wheels! Their content is thorough, and I look forward to learning as much as I can.

One thing I took away from the experience that was so powerful was not necessarily from Coach, but from the other students (while cooling off slamming water in the rest area). In chatting with my Moto-colleagues, upon mentioning that I was a beginner on his first season of motorcycling, the others stated how much THEY had wished they had started learning this content so much earlier. It seems that’s the one common regret some of the veterans have. It’s proven that unlearning a bad habit takes SOOOO much more time than learning a good one from the get-go. This is something I’m fortunate not to have to say, and other seasoned riders strongly confirmed: learning the best techniques (or ironing out the bad ones) as early-on as possible.

And I am certain that SBC is the place to do just that.

My next classes I’ve already signed up for are the Cornering Classes, which I’m sure will be two of many more to come in the future.

I think Coach’s nickname should be Coach “Yes You” Can: so long as you can take an ego bruising, pay close attention, and know how to shake off any small failures & get your ass back in the saddle.

Just like motorcycling. ;-)

I cannot put into words how much I recommend ALL riders no matter what skill level, age or gender, how important it is for you to take superbike coaches classes.- Noel Cormack, Cornering School Day 1

I cannot thank you enough for everything. I want to say thank you to Coach Can, his wife and the staff for everything you provided. I took the cornering day 1 class and it was awesome. I’ve been riding for years and learned so much in just one day. I will be back for several more classes and look forward to seeing the whole team again. I cannot put into words how much I recommend ALL riders no matter what skill level, age or gender, how important it is for you to take superbike coaches classes. It will absolutely make you a better rider and may save your life. I promise you will take a lot away from the classes. Thank you again to the whole super bike coach team for your time and professionalism. You have a customer and a friend for life.

My interest in attending the Body Positioning class was to try and get more comfortable with the hanging off style. The Little 99 is the perfect place to practice this.- John D., Body Positioning Class 2019

I’m an old rider with the ‘crossed-up’ style deeply embedded in my riding. My interest in attending the Body Positioning class was to try and get more comfortable with the hanging off style.  The Little 99 is the perfect place to practice this.  Trust me, I’m fully aware that at the end of the day I am a guy who rides a desk and has Monday’s to get back to work, so body positioning is somewhat frivolous.  That said, I appreciate your approach and the information provided. I have a lot to work on including, set up before the corner, proper sighting, positioning, sliding the butt rather than lifting when transitioning, and the list goes on and on and on…  Again, you have provided specific things to be mindful of and improve upon. I also have to admit that I tend to become “that guy” who doesn’t allow proper gap.  I try to let the gaps open and maintain the space, but inevitably I end up crowding.  I will try to work on this, too next time I join your class.  Mostly just wanted to say thanks again for another great day!  I was bummed that you didn’t have Thunderhill trackdays on the schedule this year.  Riding THill West with you guys was one of my most fun days ever.  Perhaps someday I can join one of your track drill days.  That’s it for now.  Thanks to you, Marion, and  Dean for all you do.  (I always tip Dean!  I hope others do, too).

He might appear to be loud mouthed, but I would disagree. I feel that he really wants you to succeed and probably hates to see you fail. This could come out as him being a jerk or going too hard on you.- Varun Kumar, Cornering School program (copied from his Google review)

I had attended Cornering Day 1 & Cornering Day 2 classes in early 2019. I would consider myself to be an adept daily commuter and a beginner track rider, with around 1.5 years or 8000 miles of crash free riding prior to attending the classes. My ride is a ’17 FZ-07. Prior to taking classes with Superbike Coach, I had attended Beginner and Intermediate safety classes and track day events. Review: Coach Can and Team are awesome! In my opinion, the program is underrated and definitely deserves more than 5 stars, but alas google only allows 5/5. Coach is very passionate about teaching and high performance motorcycle riding. His approach is highly practical that seems to be derived from his experiences and lessons learnt as a pro racer. I confidently endorse that keeping an open mind and paying attention during his class lectures and trying to apply it during practice will get you positive results by end of class. He might appear to be loud mouthed, but I would disagree. I feel that he really wants you to succeed and probably hates to see you fail. This could come out as him being a jerk or going too hard on you. After cornering day two, I had eliminated all my chicken strips, started scrapping my pegs and toe sliders (Had never happened before) and had started pushing my bike to its limits. I could feel my overall lap time had noticeably reduced and my confidence level boosted to a all time high. I have signed up for future classes and see myself being as a returning client to super-bike coach for a long time.
Some other points that might be useful info for newcomers: Little 99 Raceway at Stockton, CA is typically where Cornering Day classes happen. Its essentially a Go Kart Track. However, it is full of medium and low speed corners that are excellent to learn and master the art of cornering on two wheels – with Coach Can’s help. This track is most fun with smaller displacement motorcycles, however students bring all sorts of
Choppers, Touring Rigs, Adventure Bikes, Supermotard, Superbikes etc., This cornering class is customized to make you a better rider irrespective of what you ride, encompassing various aspects of motorcycling – accelerating, gearing, breaking, cornering etc. to name a few. This is not a typical track day style event. This is a top of the line, high performance riding program.

Riding with Coach immediately got the adrenaline flowing and the brain engaged!- Rob Morton, Track Drill 1on2, Sonoma Raceway

My track riding buddy and I hired Coach for a 2 on 1 training session at Sonoma on 2/23/19.  It was early season, the track was cold, it was mostly cloudy and neither of us really felt like it was going to be a great day – Boy, were we wrong!  Riding with Coach immediately got the adrenaline flowing and the brain engaged!  Riding the track is physical, for sure, but to go fast, smoothly and safely, demands as much from the  brain as the body.  Coach made us engage mentally to really think about what we were doing, and not doing, on the track.  He helped us determine track markers for throttle, braking, lean in, body position, shifting, etc, and he showed us how to use these markers as a way to improve confidence, speed and comfort.  Coach helped us identify different lines through the corners, think about moving the apexes either forward or back to support entry or exit speed and shared methods to maintain higher corner speeds.  Double apexing the carousel probably dropped two seconds a lap alone.  I’ve been a racer and rider for 40 years and never felt as confident trail braking as I did after one day with Coach!  He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to share his wisdom without ego or bravado, explaining why my way wasn’t the best and why his way works better – and it does.  I strongly recommend anyone with a desire to ride better, more confidently, more knowledgeably, more safely and, yes, faster, to spend a day or two with Coach.  It is well worth it!

By Can first observing our individual riding techniques early on, and then focusing on particular tasks he would want us to engage on the following sessions- Zeki Abed, Track Drill 1on2, Sonoma Raceway

It was a brisky 38 degree day at Sonoma, but that didn’t prevent  us two determined students and a willing instructor from accomplishing our goals. Can was straightforward, succinct and focused on first clarifying his expectations and procedure. The instruction was very educational and we learned a lot. By Can first observing our individual riding techniques early on, and then focusing on particular tasks he would want us to engage on the following sessions. The instruction was very enlightening and Can pointed out many areas in our on-track behavior that we could work on.  It was a lot of information to absorb, especially on such a cold Day with many riders going down,  on the slippery, cold track. We did however, by the end of the day,  able to apply some of our learned skills in an effective way. Overall it was a great experience and very educational. I learned a lot about my riding style, and took away a lot of useful. Information and some new skills that I will definitely practice on and apply on my upcoming track days, to make me a better, safer, more effective rider. Thank you, Can for a great experience.

I had done around 30 or so track days in the last 2 years and have about 25 years of street and dirt riding under my belt. I definitely felt recently as if I had hit a plateau in my skill level- Don C., Track Drill 1on3, Buttonwillow Raceway

Had a great 3 on 1 coaching day with Coach Can today at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. I had done around 30 or so track days in the last 2 years and have about 25 years of street and dirt riding under my belt. I definitely felt recently as if I had hit a plateau in my skill level and I was craving some formal evaluation and instruction to take things to the next level(s). Coach helped me understand the correct way to approach track riding one step at a time and gave me plenty of techniques to work on, both during our training day and for future track days. I picked up more valuable information in one day with Coach Can than the last two years of trying to figure it out myself. I only wish I had know about him sooner. Looking forward to more training for sure. If he was local to SoCal I’d be training with him all the time. Looks like I’ll be doing some regular trips up North for more. Coach, thanks for your straightforward approach, it was a pleasure.

Coach Can was the man! If you listen closely to his clear instructions, you’ll be Wheeling in no time and with confidence- Jimmy T., Wheelie Course

I have been riding motorcycles for over 40 plus years and currently have 6 bikes of all types and brands. Early this year I coordinated with 6 of my riding buddies and signed up for a wheelie class in October 2018. The coach, his wife and his team were very enthusiastic and accommodating. I have never been able to hold up my front wheel in the air for such a long period of time! Coach Can was the man! If you listen closely to his clear instructions, you’ll be Wheeling in no time and with confidence! We had a blast! Thanks Coach!!

I was very nervous but he talked me through everything as we rode . He’s very calming and has a tremendous amount of experience- Melody Sanchez, Road Skill 1on1

I recently got my M1 and needed more practice to get more comfortable riding . I took the one on one course with Coach Can and it was the best thing I ever did! I was very nervous but he talked me through everything as we rode . He’s very calming and has a tremendous amount of experience. I learned so much and feel more confident now! I’m definitely going to take more courses with his company and will bring my husband and cousin too. It doesn’t matter what skill level your at , there’s always so much to learn or if you want to sharpen your skills as well. Thanks Coach!

Coach is like anesthetist for riders. He knows how to inject riding skills in small doses without getting someone killed.- Thiruvalar Selvan, Cornering program and track days

Why Enroll? Skill, Courage, Commitment etc. differ from person to person,So, I cannot learn from watching a video of someone else riding. I enrolled for Cornering School Days 1 and 2 in a quest to find something that will alleviate my cornering anxieties which I get at times. It’s not fear, I still rode/ride those corners for many many years… It’s a kind of self awareness that I’m missing some pieces of skill set and it’s a risk which I need to mitigate. I can only say, I could see the problem amplified as I moved up from small motorcycles in India to bigger ones in other countries and in US.
Track: There cannot be a better track than Little 99 Raceway to learn and practice.
Yes. It is small a mile long track. But, just the right size with a blend of all types of corners.
Coach: Pragmatic, confident and witty.
He is like anesthetist for riders. He knows how to inject riding skills in small doses without getting someone killed.
Coaching: It’s more like unlocking one door at a time to a grander view.
Cause and Effect style of teaching/learning.
Thank you Coach…

Headcoach Can Akkaya is one of the best course instructors and coaches I’ve ever had.- Danny Hao (on Yelp), Cornering School Day 1

Headcoach Can Akkaya is one of the best course instructors and coaches I’ve ever had. That’s saying a lot, coming from a background of an AASI/PSIA Certified Snowsports Instructor. A general overview: Coach Can is a no BS kind of guy. He won’t bore you to death with PowerPoint slides – he checks in with YOU to make sure that you are not only listening, but understanding what he is saying. He addresses not just what happens on the motorbike, but the other chatter you hear from “experts” on the internet. He shows you when the rubber hits the road, how to not only get your moto I the right place – he gets your brain working correctly as well! Coach runs a tight ship with his team, which includes his lovely wife Marion who runs logistics, and his photographer Dean, who gets awesome photos out to the group at every event!

Coach Can Akkaya the principle instructor and former international racer has a no-nonsense drill instructor approach to teach the students. “Did you understand me?” Yes coach sir! The coach obviously understands how to get the best out of yourself and understands the needs.- Bill Jepson, Cornering School Day 1

I’m an older sport bike rider and former armature racer. I attended the Superbike-coach cornering class (1) to get more in tune with my newest bike. the class takes place at the little 99 racetrack in Stockton. The course is a tight and technical small track, also a Karting venue. The track is tight enough to prevent insane speeds but fast enough to truly test your skills. Coach Can Akkaya the principle instructor and former international racer has a no-nonsense drill instructor approach to teach the students. “Did you understand me?” Yes coach sir! The coach obviously understands how to get the best out of yourself and understands the needs. His instruction had me in a higher gear where maximum power won’t help you get the feel of the track. Using the instructed technique I was quickly able to both push hard in the tight turns and focus on the proper line, making you both smoother and faster. Can is obviously a good rider, but most important works hard to pass along his knowledge along with a bit of showman flare. The class was useful to even a veteran rider (me) and helpful in getting me back to a reasonable speed and smoothing out my lines by the end of the day. At the very least you will leave the class understanding where and how you are blowing your cornering line and getting started correcting it. Looking forward to attending class 2 as soon as time permits. Recommended!

Working with coach has made me realize this can be a real sport, you can transform a beloved hobby into a lifestyle.- Alexandra Schwarz, Cornering School program

My time with coach Can has improved my riding skills more in 3 months than in the 9 years I have been riding. Nothing can compare to the technical improvement you gain from Coach Can’s classes. He offers a variety of courses each providing a different window to the riding experience. Working with coach has made me realize this can be a real sport, you can transform a beloved hobby into a lifestyle. I appreciate my motorcycle even more than I ever imagined.

I’ve attended two wheelie schools in Cali but Superbike-Coach is hands down the way to go. Highly recommend…- Richard C., Wheelie Course 7/29/2018

Their super-moto bikes with the wheelie bar are also a phenomenal tool for teaching with no risk of looping out. While the class was about 30 people, it was a very fast pace and great individual instruction is nicely blended in.- Frank Alley, Wheelie Course 7/29/2018

I just attended the wheelie class (7/29) and it was really fantastic. They have a bike on a trailer setup as a wheelie machine that really helps to work on your body position while in no danger of crashing. It also helps develop the proper technique at getting the front wheel up, even though it is already way up. Their super-moto bikes with the wheelie bar are also a phenomenal tool for teaching with no risk of looping out. While the class was about 30 people, it was a very fast pace and great individual instruction is nicely blended in. I’m going to be signing up for a cornering class in the near future.

The “uber counter steering” (a term coined by Coach Can for the lack of a better one) was totally new to me and a little tricky, but in the free track time after the class I practiced a bit and got better.- Michelle Tilley, Cornering School 1 and 2

I’ve attended three of Coach Can’s classes now: Cornering School Day 1, Day 2, and the Wheelie Course. (The Wheelie Course was great, but I’ll focus on Cornering School for this review.) Coach Can is an interesting person. Almost everyone seems to have a fairly polarized view of him right off the bat — a “love him or hate him” sort of thing. Some find him a little difficult or over the top, and I’ll admit to being in that category at first, but I found he grew on me quite quickly. But no matter what you think about his personality, put your ego aside and listen to what he has to teach, because the man knows his shit, and if you don’t believe it, you’ll change your mind the first time you see him on the track. When you’re as good as he is, you earn the right to brag a little. :) (Plus, he’s actually a super nice guy. Just don’t be a dick and listen to his instruction.) To give you an idea of where I started, I took Cornering School Day 1 when I’d been riding for just under a year and a half; I had around 20,000 miles under me at the time. I was a fairly confident street rider on my FZ-07, but wasn’t super confident in the twisties — I was okay, but I’d been down a couple of times, and I found I was unable to regain the confidence I’d lost. Cornering School Day 1 helped me a lot. If you look at the course curriculum for Cornering School, a lot of it looks familiar if you’ve taken an MSF class or something similar, but Can cuts through a lot of the BS and lays things out differently, and I found practicing them on the track made a big difference. At one point during the day, just after lunch while practicing lines, something “clicked” and I found myself traversing the track much faster and with more confidence. It felt fantastic — all of a sudden the price of admission was well worth it. During a canyon ride my roommate and I took a few days later, we talked about applying the things we learned and saw a noticeable difference in our confidence and, as a result, in our riding. Fast forward about seven months and ~10,000 miles to Cornering School Day 2. The first time around the track, I could tell that the things I’d learned in Day 1 and had practiced since had stuck, for the most part, but I was eager to push forward. Again, Coach Can took things I thought I already understood (like counter steering) and challenged our understanding of them, and letting go of what we thought we knew to make room for new ideas made another big difference. The “uber counter steering” (a term coined by Coach Can for the lack of a better one) was totally new to me and a little tricky, but in the free track time after the class I practiced a bit and got better. At first, Day 2 felt less “game changing” than Day 1 did for me, but on the way home (riding through the twisties) my roommate reminded me of a few things and I realized I’d been riding a bit lazily. I started to apply each of the things we learned, and I was surprised to notice just how much it helped, right off the bat in the middle of a ride; it felt like riding a different bike. The techniques work. All in all, I *definitely* feel like Cornering School is *well* worth the price of admission, just for the skills you learn and the time you get to practice on a track with Coach Can. He didn’t teach me to “be fast,” he taught me how to connect better with my bike and to have more confidence — and that in turn translated into speed. But, in addition to all that, Dean Lonskey is there taking a couple thousand pictures each day, which are made available to everyone for free. A camera may add ten pounds, but it also adds five degrees of lean angle. His photos look great. If you can make it out to Stockton, CA for one of Coach Can’s classes, I definitely recommend it. It’s made a massive difference in my riding.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Coach Can! #36 for life! I will be at both track days this year and CSD1-4 again- Adelle Knight, Cornering 1on3

After taking Coach’s Cornering School Days 1-4 , I upgraded from my beginner bike to a bigger, faster bike and decided Coach needs to teach me how to ride this one too. I went to Coach Can for a 3 on 1 with two of my best friends on Little 99 in Stockton. I came away, once again, far more confident and comfortable on my bike and in riding in general. It was a fantastic day and Coach treated us like friends/family and not just students/clients. Can’t recommend this guy enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Coach Can! #36 for life! I will be at both track days this year and CSD1-4 again because, hey…you can never learn enough or get enough practice.

As usual, the class was well structured and allowed plenty of track time for the riders. Coach was there with his signature direct style with lots of laughs.- Steven Neil, Knee Down class

This was my third class with Coach Can. I’ve done the cornering school day 1 & 2. This time it was knee down. My goal was to get more comfortable with the capabilities of the bike and if the stars aligned, I’d get the knee down. As usual, the class was well structured and allowed plenty of track time for the riders. Coach was there with his signature direct style with lots of laughs. By the end of the day, I was physically and mentally spent. I came away with a greater awareness of what the bike can do as well as honing my own skills. There is still one thing I need to do so I will will return. If you have not yet worked with Coach, you’ree missing out. Sign up for a class and have some fun. I’m looking forward to the Thunderhill track day in June.

Coach is not perfect but he is one of the best and most caring in the business. Most won’t appreciate coach until you ride in his boots as an instructor, racer, and friend.- James R., Cornering School program 1-3

(REPLY to Coach’s blog article ‘A Sensei has to be old‘) Is coach old? No he is track and motorcycle mature. The question is not about the coaches age or speed, Angelo Dundee trained Ali to be a great fighter while being older than him, and cus’d’amato  taught Mike Tyson at a mature age, neither of those coaches step in a ring at mature age to fight. Both boxer are the best in the world. No one else offers what coach offers in the Northern California at the prices he offer them for nor with the experience he brings to the table. Coach is not perfect but he is one of the best and most caring in the business. Most won’t appreciate coach until you ride in his boots as an instructor, racer, and friend. Coach let them know if they don’t like what you have to offer, they have more than focus problem. They should have a Coke and a smile or a can of go sit there ass down somewhere else. Luv ya Coach

OH.MY.GOD!!!! look no further for an amazing coach or class that you want to take. THIS IS THE PLACE YOU NEED TO BE!!!- Elaina Pitre , Cornering School Day 1

OH.MY.GOD!!!! look no further for an amazing coach or class that you want to take. THIS IS THE PLACE YOU NEED TO BE!!! I did my research and wanted to improve my skills as a rider. Anyone can go in a straight line but I felt I need better skills, breaking, and cornering. I had my first crash in a corner and I knew I needed Can to help me. So, my husband and I took Can’s cornering class Day 1. After lunch I booked us Day 2 and my husband booked Day 3 for us. You will learn. You learn the basics and the fundamentals which I needed. I need a good strong foundation which he has giving me to build on to become a better rider. Check your ego at the door and be ready to learn. Can is a professional racer and he knows his shit. Everything you’ve learned from other places, leave that in the parking lot. They break you into 3 groups and you get lots of track time. Can took away a lot of my fears and I cant wait to do more classes with him. Everyone is super nice and you’ll become friends with the other riders. But be there to learn and not screw around or you will go home. You need to come do this. Oh and the photos are FREE…….WTF…….AMAZEBALLS!!!!

I’ve already booked another class a testament to the experience- Bob Schulz, Cornering School Day 1

Lessons well learned , is a good way to start w my review, Can’s no nonsense approach to riding is refreshing . Seriousness mixed in with examples and a few jokes help keep the lesson animated. Getting put into 3 groups helps keep the beginner jitters from overpowering the learning experience, and his simple to understand tips with instruction help define your learning experience. These classes have helped me show noticeable improvement from session to session along w a desire to want to ride more. The gokart/supermoto  track gives u a 13 corner repeat session in less than a minute so you have an opportunity to put each class lesson into a real life situation. An interesting point is ur never alone there even the students are engaging w each other telling stories ect . I’ve already booked another class a testament to the experience

The experience, the professionalism and sage like wisdom he threw at me was great.- Geoff Lee, Supermoto 1on1

Can (Coach)…is truly eccentric – in all the best ways. I had the pleasure of taking the 1on1 Supermoto class. My first time on a Supermoto bike, and I am hooked! The experience, the professionalism and sage like wisdom he threw at me was great. Exactly what i needed, and will be back time and time again to gain more knowledge from the school, the classes…and the “Coach”. I still have a grin from ear to ear from the time on the track. Take the course, rip it up, and enjoy all that is offered.

I wish I had spent the money sooner! Coach approaches his curriculum with passion and experience, his instruction gives you the tools to correct the issues he identifies as he pays close attention to you and your riding- Dion Campell, Cornering 1on2

I took part in a 1on2 private session which was the first time I had ridden in over 8 months after having been injured in an accident. The day was awesome, the attention I received from coach got me back into the swing of things and heading in the right direction. I have attended professional driver training before but never professional rider training although it  was on my list. I wish I had spent the money sooner! Coach approaches his curriculum with passion and experience, his instruction gives you the tools to correct the issues he identifies as he pays close attention to you and your riding. I like the teaching style, it worked for me, was like a day with good friends. I will train with Superbike-Coach again and am signed up for a number of classes and the June track day.

Between each classroom lecture – all of which were detailed and interactive- there was plenty of track time for practicing the skills being introduced.- Melissa C., Cornering School

I took Cornering Day 1 and Day 2 last summer/fall, and just finished Cornering Day 1 again on 11/5/17 as a refresher. I’m so glad I went! I got a deeper understanding of the skills introduced the first time, and more one-on-one time with Coach Can. Between each classroom lecture – all of which were detailed and interactive- there was plenty of track time for practicing the skills being introduced. Coach Can and his associates (Ben, Deane, and the lovely Marianne) gave input for little tweaks on my riding here and there, making it possible for me to really dig in and hone new skills. Coach Can is direct, amiable, and a no-nonsense instructor. That means he’s brutally honest (trust me, you NEED this in a Coach!) and he knows how to motivate you to do your best. He shows up with high energy and a wealth of valuable lessons to share, so don’t come to his classes if you aren’t ready to listen, learn and have fun! That goes for riders of all flavors: sportbikes, cruisers, dual-sport, Harley’s… whatever you ride, Coach has something to teach you.

Coach is not interested in a discussion, argument, or excuses from you unless you are Rossi or Marquez.- Suvarshi B., Cornering School Day 1

The most counterintuitive thing I learnt “sometimes you have to go slow to go fast”: a slower entry speed which lets you hit a a good line, is better than a faster entry speed and random lines. Thinking about how your lines connect from the next corner, to the corner beyond, makes you a better rider. It’s all connecting curves to curves. Also I got an appreciation, from Coach Can’s stories, of the level of focus motoGP riders must attain. It’s a few orders of magnitude beyond the level of focus at my day-job (not being hyperbolic). A word about coach: he is not interested in a discussion, argument, or excuses from you unless you are Rossi or Marquez. He’s got a class to run. Internalize his suggestions, try it out; else he will make sure you “feel it”. I don’t know what that means but let me know if you find out ;-)

I put your clear unambiguous messages and practice sessions to work right away. Especially the part about facing demons.- John D., Cornering School Day 1

Coach Can – thank you for the great day at the cornering class yesterday. I put your clear unambiguous messages and practice sessions to work right away. Especially the part about facing demons. Riding back to the South Bay last night was a totally different experience from the ride up to Stockton – it was dark, cold and traffic was very heavy. Your talk on addressing fears was timely – I respected but did not succumb to my dread of riding in the dark, my nose led the way, and that bright green line (mine’s green, not yellow) pulled me safely home.

I’ve nothing but good things to say. This class reminded me that after 12 years i still have so much to learn about riding.- Ryan J., Cornering School Day 1

I’ve nothing but good things to say. This class reminded me that after 12 years i still have so much to learn about riding. Every exercise is preceded by an explanation of the theories and purpose. After each lecture section, your time on the track feels like a new experience, and you have a clear goal and focus of each lap. I’m not ashamed to say that i May have been the slowest around the track, but by the last few laps, i had a line that i felt confident about, Knew my turn in points and what speeds felt comfortable, as well as where to look and where to place myself for the next turn. The environment is casual and you’ll make friends, but at the same time, everyone is there to improve and everyone is focused. Can and his whole team are all funny, personable, and incredibly experienced. I can’t recommend this class enough. I’ll definitely be practicing and return for level 2

Coach Can smiles and jokes but demands your full focus and accepts no BS. He’s direct and expects you to absorb what he says. If your eyes glaze over as he talks, he’ll know, he’ll bust you, and you might find yourself doing push-ups!- Eric Pederson, Cornering School Day 1

Cornering Day 1? That was a lot of fun. I’ll be back for Day 2. I did the SuperBike Coach’s Cornering Day 1 at the Little 99 Raceway at the Stockton Fairgrounds. Since my bike needed some work, I rented a school bike, which was a Ninja 250, nicely set-up and with sticky (“race”) tires. The class turned out to be the most fun I have had in a good while – and I have a lot of fun. I arrived at the small and tight race track to find myself among a broad cross section of motorcyclists and bikes, which included a handful of women, bikes with from 20 to 200 HP, supersport bikes and Harleys. Don’t underestimate the women or the riders on Harleys, or the combination. The Coach has an interesting technique of setting the tone and getting the students to focus on their riding. Coach Can smiles and jokes but demands your full focus and accepts no BS. He’s direct and expects you to absorb what he says. If your eyes glaze over as he talks, he’ll know, he’ll bust you, and you might find yourself doing push-ups! If anything, this is a lesson in itself. You need to control your attention and your mind if you want to ride a motorcycle well, fast, or safely. Focus is key. We were split into three groups, A, B, & C, which the coach decided based on information given to him at the start of class. Like everything else, your group assignment is not negotiable any more than you can haggle with the track about how sharp a turn is. I was put into the A group, which seemed a real stretch – but I believe Coach Can felt that the small bike gave me an advantage on the tight track. It probably did. The track is small and relatively low speed. It was configured with a couple tight and tricky corners for Cornering Day 1. This seemed ideal for what we were trying to learn, Corner entry speeds were never very high, and with lower speeds and some very tight turns, the focus on cornering technique was prominent. There was a single place designated for passing via a track shortcut, and that was inherently a safe place to do it. The day consisted of alternating riding laps in our groups and getting instruction from Coach. The instructions themselves were very digestible: one new focus for each lapping session. Progression – improvement – was dependent upon how well you absorbed simple instruction. But then that’s the trick, isn’t it? It’s in the doing. Books and PhD thesis cannot turn fast laps. Everyone rides and progresses at the pace they are ready for, and no faster. The coach and the class, seemed built around this reality. It’s worth mentioning that a class rule was to respect each other, and it worked that way 100% in my class. Everyone treated each other with respect, both on and off the track, and a few new friendships were probably started. So how were my results? On the nimble Ninja 250 I was clearly the slowest rider in the “A” group, though not by nearly as much at the end of class. I got faster. I got much better on the slowest section of track, though I never got things right for an entire lap. The lessons were clear and simple but powerful. I got immediate improvements in my riding. Better still, I can now see how much more possibility there is – for me – for any rider. It’s an exciting horizon. I’ll work on what I learned enthusiastically. Then I’ll go back for Day 2. Is this class for you? I would say there are two factors: first, whether you have taken a course like this before – though even if you have, this class is only likely to make you better. The second factor would whether you can check your ego, and take direct feedback. But that’s worth doing anyway, and how else will you improve? Did I mention how much fun this all was? I highly recommend the class. Some Details: How was that little rental Ninja 250 on the track? I weigh 220 lbs, so it was a rather small bike for my size, and I had to keep the revs pegged. Still it worked well, and it was probably easier to learn on the little Ninja than on my literbike. The little Ninja was also insane fun, even when I rode it poorly. I was pushing the bike, not vice-versa. But I’ll bring my VTR1000 next time, since it makes sense to learn these things on the bike you normally ride. Things which I thought could have been better? I struggled a bit to understand the Coach’s recommended lines through the corners – it would have been nice if they had been drawn out on a piece of paper I could study, rather on the chalkboard. It might have been more obvious to others – I had never considered the idea of a late apex before. I’m not sure I know all the right lines now, but the class has got me started on the journey to find them.

Coach at his best. It’s amazing how he can push you.- Max from San Francisco, Wheelie Course 2017

Coach at his best. It’s amazing how he can push you. This is the third time I’ve done the wheelie course, as there’s so much to learn. The first time, I got over my fear of the front end coming up. The second time, I learned to get the front higher and stay up there for a bit. At the end of this day, I was wheelying down the entire straight with the wheel so high I could barely look over it! The environment is just so hands-on. Practice practice practice. The coaches have a rigorous schedule so you’re always busy on the big track on your own bike, practicing on the mini bike, or getting used to the feeling of weightlessness on the wheelie machine, which is a bike that’s fixed to be at a 45 degree angle. This last one is a great innovation that I’ve never seen, to get you used to the feeling of being “up there”. After being on that thing for a few minutes, I immediately was able to wheelie much longer, just because I lost some of the fear of that feeling of weightlessness. I think that at the end of the day, almost everybody in the class got their front wheels lifted, some more than others. A few people where also going down the entire straight with their wheel up! Most people where somewhere in between, of course, from small hops to pretty impressive. Everybody had a great time. What’s impressive as well is how Coach can pin-point your weaknesses when he does 1on1 training with you. He gives you a helmet headset while you ride down the track, and he’ll tell you exactly what you’re doing wrong, and how to fix it. Immediate feedback, helped me a lot. The only feedback I have: please create a Wheelie Level 2 course, Coach! I can’t wait to learn even more.

Coach’s supermotard and wire up their helmets to hear Coach Can’s feedback as they take a few laps with one-on-one coaching.- Joe Brenetson, Wheelie Course

This was exactly the kind of class I was hoping it would be. Coach and his awesome team gave me lots of practice time and feedback and by the end of the day I was holding wheelies consistently and having a BLAST doing it! At registration, we each got colored wristbands to indicate which group we were in and made our lunch orders (catered, pizza/salad/sandwich). After doing a walk through of the track and stations, coach explained the flow of the three groups and how we would rotate. Station one is a small pit-bike on a short runway where you can practice popping the clutch to get the front to come up, and get a feel for how to keep your wheelies “steady” by controlling the throttle. It was a fun and low-stakes way to pop up the bike because if you go too far you can just stand up–the bike isn’t going to throw you, you’re going to throw it. Station two is the wheelie machine, a supermotard on a dyno-looking stand propped up at a 45 degree angle. You sit on it and learn proper body positioning and how to pull on the bars as you crank the throttle to get the front end to lift. The front wheel is tied to a bungee so you can’t loop the bike as you learn the balance point. The coach for this station, was really enthusiastic and celebrated with me when I finally got it right. Station three is the track! This is where you ride in a loop around a large-ish oval and get to attempt wheelies freely for a solid block of time with feedback on every lap. Students are eventually selected to hop on the Coach’s supermotard and wire up their helmets to hear Coach Can’s feedback as they take a few laps with one-on-one coaching. I liked this bike because it had low end torque and could pop up easily. This was the meat of the class, getting as many tries as I needed to get comfortable and consistent wheelies. Coach Can is very tough on his students but has a great attitude so if you are a sensitive snowflake you might be in the wrong place but if you TRUST him and TRUST yourself you will have a great time and find success! Every part of the coaching team makes teaching you how to wheelie their PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and that is what impressed me the most. I will be back with friends!

Coach just knew when to push it, when to let it go, when to explain and just to let me practice going on my own pace. Thank you Coach, you’re the BEST!- Elena Gyryk, Knee Down class

Oh man, what a day. Coach Can put the widest smile on my face and guess why – I dragged my knee for the first time! I came to Knee Down class couldn’t even get my butt of the bike and at the end of it I dragged my knee! Still can’t believe it, if felt so f**king amazing. Coach just knew when to push it, when to let it go, when to explain and just to let me practice going on my own pace. Thank you Coach, you’re the BEST!

It was all about being in the right environment and with coach, will be returning for more classes.- Rick Merchant, Knee Down class

Took the knee down class several weeks ago. Never thought it would happen, but after the 1st occurrence in the morning, it was happening more regularly in the afternoon session. It was all about being in the right environment and with coach, will be returning for more classes.

I’ve had a bit of MC training and it has all been valuable. Can takes it to another level.- Steven Neil, Cornering School Day 1

I did cornering school, day one, this past weekend. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I’ve had a bit of MC training and it has all been valuable. Can takes it to another level. His passionate teaching style and the repetitive nature of the track makes it a memorable day. It was my first time on a track and I was not disappointed. I came away with more skill and confidence. And we all had plenty of laughs. The day was run right on time and there was even extra track time at the end of the day with Can for those who wanted additional training. You could not do better than to spend a few bucks to take this class. I’ve already signed up for cornering day 2 and the knee down class. Can’t wait. Just do it!

The focus of the Day 2 class is counter-steering and after 20+ years of commuting and touring I found my counter-steering was horrible and nearly non-existent. The drills were invaluable in highlighting areas I need to improve in. Best of all, just getting dedicated time on the Little 99 track and running the drills gave me more confidence in handling my new bike.- Wendell Joyner, Cornering School Day 2

I recently completed the Day 2 Cornering Class (I took the Day 1 Cornering Class a couple of months ago) and it was worth every penny. Although I took the Day 1 class on a smaller bike, a recent new bike purchase found me on a larger sport touring bike for the Day 2 class. I can personally attest to the usefulness of Coach Can’s courses no matter what kind of bike you ride. The focus of the Day 2 class is counter-steering and after 20+ years of commuting and touring I found my counter-steering was horrible and nearly non-existent. The drills were invaluable in highlighting areas I need to improve in. Best of all, just getting dedicated time on the Little 99 track and running the drills gave me more confidence in handling my new bike. I highly recommend Coach Can’s courses to anyone, new rider or experienced, looking to improve their skills.

This was my first time riding and he made the lesson comfortable and fun! I walked away with beginning knowledge; and a desire to learn more!- Nichole Carter, Basic Rider 1on1

My experience with Superbike Coach Can Akkaya was excellent. It was a positive and informative lesson, making me respect the sport even more! Coach Can is experienced and patient. He’s passionate about motorcycling and serious about the sport. This was my first time riding and he made the lesson comfortable and fun! I walked away with beginning knowledge; and a desire to learn more! I will be taking another class. Thank you!

I am 51, and have minimal riding experience from many years ago and none of it safe or sane. I’m good with my head and my heart. Imagine my surprise when I learned that if I wanted to succeed in class, I needed to get OUT of my head, and trust my body’s connection with the bike. I think I was majorly re-wired yesterday!- Carolyn Godwin, Basic Rider 1on1

I searched for months for a motorcycle class before I decided to book a “1-on-1 basic rider course” with Coach Can. I liked the type of information available on his website, his down-to-earth style, and genuine passion for riding. When I read his reviews online, the reviewers stated they were very satisfied by his technical expertise, personalized teaching style, and their immediate progress in his class either as experienced riders or as a novice (like me). There is something for everyone. I just completed my first three-hour session with him yesterday. He really delivered! I am 51, and have minimal riding experience from many years ago and none of it safe or sane. I’m good with my head and my heart. Imagine my surprise when I learned that if I wanted to succeed in class, I needed to get OUT of my head, and trust my body’s connection with the bike. I think I was majorly re-wired yesterday! Coach Can is so good at what he does because he is a Master (and a Master Tracker). He knew what I was thinking, seeing, sensing, and experiencing before I did. It was instinct with him. And he used that information to personalize the training so he could most efficiently teach me in the way I needed to learn. He is straight up, compassionate, tough, honest, no BS. He loves the sport and walks with integrity. I learned at the same location he taught his wife. We started with the little bike, and moved to the sport bike. We built on success even when there wasn’t much to success find. While I had to start from the beginning of the beginning, we accomplished so much I will be able to take Cornering Class Day 1 in October! I’m so excited! You want a good teacher? You want real progress? You should take a class! Maybe I will see you in October!

What impressed me the most was that I emailed coach the gopro video of my crash, and he was able to give me some possible reasons why it occurred. He’s always been very responsive when I’ve emailed.- Rick Bingham , Track Day, Thunderhill Raceway 8/5/17

After enjoying the cornering school day 1 (CS1) a couple of months ago, I decided to sign up for my first day on a big track (Thunderhill West). CS1 definitely boosted my confidence, which helped me on the big track. Although my day ended pretty early with a low-side, everything up to that point was really cool. The other riders are super friendly–even the A class riders who seriously know their stuff. There’s no air of superiority. What impressed me the most was that I emailed coach the gopro video of my crash, and he was able to give me some possible reasons why it occurred. He’s always been very responsive when I’ve emailed. I’m looking forward to finishing his other CS days and getting back out on the big track (once I get my bike put back together) :)

Ruben M. was breaking into turns with a slight lifted rear end- not even got nervous

If nothing else, watching MotoGP takes on a completely new dimension when you’ve practiced some of those same core skills. Great atmosphere in class, great course content, perfect organization and most of all, top quality coaching.- Ruben M., Cornering School Day 1 to 4

I’ve just finished Cornering School Day 4 – having done CSD 1 to 3 over the last 6 months, and I have to say it was the best investment in riding I could possibly make. Before CSD 1, I was looking to upgrade my bike and I know now just how much more I achieved by upgrading the rider – so not only is the class good value, but I have become a better, more confident and safer rider. We were the first group through the new CSD 4 class and without doubt, I can totally recommend it to any recent CSD3 graduates – even if you never intend to race. CSD1 to 3 gave us a toolkit of new skills, but CSD4 gave us a full day on track with coach’s guidance to put in all into practice, and then some. If nothing else, watching MotoGP takes on a completely new dimension when you’ve practiced some of those same core skills. Great atmosphere in class, great course content, perfect organization and most of all, top quality coaching. Highly recommended.

Coach’s focus on the psychology and working through my mental blocks were incredibly helpful.- Courtney Kelly, Cornering school

It was everything I hoped for and more. I loved Can’s no nonsense teaching style, he was clear and articulate. His focus on the psychology and working through my mental blocks were incredibly helpful. I now have a more clear purpose when I sit on my bike and I have so much more to learn. I can’t wait for my next opportunity to take another class. His passion for the sport is undeniable and very contagious!

I loved Can’s no nonsense teaching style, he was clear and articulate. His focus on the psychology and working through my mental blocks were incredibly helpful.- Courtney Kelly, Cornering School Day 1

It was everything I hoped for and more. I loved Can’s no nonsense teaching style, he was clear and articulate. His focus on the psychology and working through my mental blocks were incredibly helpful. I now have a more clear purpose when I sit on my bike and I have so much more to learn. I can’t wait for my next opportunity to take another class. His passion for the sport is undeniable and very contagious!

I am a different rider after your class and I really appreciate the humor, vulgarity and passion- Justin Bonatto, Knee Down class

Thank you Coach Can. Can’t say enough great things. I ultimately want to be a control rider that can adapt and be safer with speed on any bike, especially full fairing bikes. I am a different rider after your class and I really appreciate the humor, vulgarity and passion. Trusting my tires and feeling my  body position put the bike in play to get it pointed and straight is a feeling that was well received. I’ve touched knee going in circles, but this taught me lines, reference points, throttle control and vision exiting.

We were talking so the coach told us to “shut the **** up” , then I said loudly “yeah Ryan , shut the **** up “, and coach decided teach me a lesson “snitches do push ups ” lololol- Vadim Todorov, Cornering School Day 3

Just wanted to share how awesome it was to attend Day 3 at SuberBike Coach. Coach Can as always was on point, teaching us life saving and at the same time lap-time reducing skills. Coach was answering all our newbie questions and making fun of our childish behavior, I pushed it a little too much and end up paying with push-ups ( lol, see the photos ). The absolute highlight of the day was the braking technique that coach taught us! In my case it allowed me to flick my R1 from one full lean angle to the other side full lean angle, faster than I ever did it on my 600, while making me safer!!!! This flick made my lines better, and allowed to roll on gas earlier and stay on gas longer, combining that with trail-braking (proper trail-braking that Can taught us same day ), allowed to put some real heat into the tires which make the bike feel amazing and allowed push harder and keep up better with super fast Supermotos on that track!!! I can even begin to explain how awesome all that felt !!!! If you have never done, there is no reason not to. I think the next day 1 is in may.

You opened my eyes up to a lot of things with riding… I have lots to learn and you’re the only coach that can do it!- Jonathan Serrano , Cornering School Day 1

Today, I practiced the counter-steering, very impressive technique! I am ashamed to admit that before yesterday I thought that I knew how to apply it but was far off from the truth.  I also think that I know how to do trail breaking, let’s see how that goes next time :-). I am very very happy about the class, and your training style. Thanks again!! Alex Alongi, Cornering Day 2

Coach is direct and pretty funny. He ripped a couple of gnarly wheelies. Proof is in the pudding.- Denni S., Wheelie Course

Super bike wheelie course 2016: Event was well organized, started on time and I got all the track time I wanted. They provided free high quality actions photography! The coaching was direct and valuable. 100% worth the course fee. Very fun class. All the students are in the same boat. Excited, nervous, terrified. I’ve been riding for 20 years and never pulled wheelies. Pay your fee, prep you bike and show up. Don’t forget to pack your balls. I realized real quick wheelies are 20% knowledge and 80% nuttage. I rode away from this course feeling like I pushed myself that day. That felt awesome. Yes I learned to loft my front wheel into the air. That was awesome. Did I rip it down the straights the first day? No. At my age my survival instinct kicks in way before my 500 lb 1250cc motor even begins to spin up. But I know what to work on. The only thing that wasn’t mentioned in coaches motorcycle  preparation page is that if you have an aftermarket (Corbin) “gunfighter” seat you should put the stock seat on for the class if it allows you to sit further back on the seat. This is helpful. Coach is direct and pretty funny. He ripped a couple of gnarly wheelies. Proof is in the pudding.

Motorcycles & Misfits, a radio podcast in Santa Cruz, gave us a great review of our Cornering School program. Douglas Little​ and Kat Taylor​ could also clear things up which makes me really happy and appreciate their attendance even more. Listen to it from 7:50 http://motorcyclesandmisfits.com/podcast-192-dc-racing-needs-your-help/

I personally enjoyed the way the coach can schedule the track time with class instruction breaking it up. I was physically fatigued at the end of each track session. After having short classroom time allowed me to recover so I could go back out and give 100% without being fatigued.- Troy Vickrey, Cornering School Day 1

I just finished coach cans  cornering school  Day one. First thing I want to say is that everybody told me it would be a waste of time. I think the reason that they say this is  because I ride a 2016 Aprilia rsv rf  which is a  1000 cc  Moto GP bike. And they figured the track was too small for that size of a bike. I personally just wanted to get some track time in on the new bike. and after taking the course I fully enjoyed it  tight corners is where I needed to practice out and working with coach can help me with my lines . And for anybody thinking the track is too small I was hitting speeds of 86 miles an hour on the straightaway  ( passing zone )  and hitting 56 miles an hour between turned 13 and 1 which is a long sweeper. I know this because my bike Tracks corner by corner speed. I personally enjoyed the way the coach can schedule the track time with class instruction breaking it up. I was physically fatigued at the end of each track session.  After having short classroom time allowed me to recover so I could go back out and give 100% without being fatigued . I also liked the way that track time was broken into three different groups A,B,C  which allowed for different types of bikes and different levels of riders. I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to come out and play with everybody and I highly recommend class  to all size motorcycles and types.

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.- Amad Demetrious, Cornering School Day 1

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!

You also learn at your own comfortable pace! All the other students are very curteous, so you don’t have to worry about being to slow (or fast) for the other students. It’s YOUR class.- Kevin Hoang, Cornering school day 1 & Wheelie Course

I’ve taken 3 of Coach Can’s courses. Wheelie school, Road Course / Suspension Setup, and the Cornering Day School 1. Wheelie school and the Road course I did over a year ago, both of them are great! The Road Course gave me real tips i could use on the streets, and I understand how my suspension should be for my weight and height. The wheelie course is just so much fun. With coaching, I was able to do a wheelie down the straight. This may not seem like much, but I’ve never done wheelies before, so i was happy with my results. I most recently did the Cornering day school 1 of 3… so that’s what I’ll talk about here.
I did the switch from GSXR’s to Harleys and wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a cornering day school since I felt it was not necessary in my FatBoy. Boy, was I wrong. The class consists of some instructions, riding time, more instructions, and more riding time with coach. While Coach can is great when he presents the different theories… the gold is in the riding time I get with Coach. Being able to follow coaches lines in a controlled track environment, at a controlled speed let me get around the track faster, while sometimes even leaning less! I rented the Coach’s sport bike, but other students had bikes ranging from Honda Interceptors to track bikes with stickers for headlights and belly pans. You also learn at your own comfortable pace! All the other students are very curteous, so you don’t have to worry about being to slow (or fast) for the other students. It’s YOUR class. I highly recommend this class for riders of all levels. Coach Can is fast. Real Fast.
Tip for new students: Coach Can is very ‘direct’ when talking with students, but he loves all his students :)

Each explanation of a technique is followed by a short practice session. I always come away with more confidence in myself as well as my bike- Sheila Hemmingway, Cornering School Day 1 and 2

Coach is super. He genuinely cares about each student understanding and learning the course. He fully explains what techniques to use and that riding is a one-size fits all. He takes time to answer each student’s question and then it’s practice time. Each explanation of a technique is followed by a short practice session. I always come away with more confidence in myself as well as my bike. You won’t be disappointed!!

My wide was a worried going into it–her last track experience wasn’t helpful and scared her quite a bit (being lapped by much faster riders), but her fears faded immediately and we both had a blast and learned a ton on our bikes!- Rikki, Cornering Day 1

Had a fabulous track day along with my wife Julie yesterday with Coach Can Akkaya! Julie was a worried going into it–her last track experience wasn’t helpful and scared her quite a bit (being lapped by much faster riders), but her fears faded immediately and we both had a blast and learned a ton on our bikes! No crashes all day long, no worries or problems, all smiles from all the attendees. Coach does a great job making everyone feel comfortable and engaging the riders on how to take control of their rides.  Julie was nice and smooth and progressed throughout the day, feeling much more confident in her riding at the end. My “visioning” as Coach calls it, where to look while flowing through corners, improved dramatically by following him around on “the line” as he pointed out where to look. And I was Fast! Thanks, Coach! Looking forward to the pictures soon. :-)

Coach Can’s class is a down to earth way to better your motorcycle riding skills whether for the track or for the road- Brandon F., Cornering Day 1 and 2

Coach Can’s class is a down to earth way to better your motorcycle riding skills whether for the track or for the road. Plenty of track time in between thought provoking lessons. I wasn’t sure how much I got out of the first class until I came back to the second class. It really made me appreciate the first time around and allowed me to build on the skills. Coach took the time to call me out as being to aggressive. The next run was around the track with one hand. I took the time to focus on that point and just go back to relaxing and having fun… While my top speeds may not have been as much, my overall track speed seemed to be better and was a much more enjoyable run… Looking forward to CSD3… and probably a second run at 1 and/or 2 before then just to keep the fun coming.

I have been riding for over 20 years. I am learning how to correct the bad riding habits I had.- Niccolo Leone, Cornering School Day 1 and 2

I just took the 2nd class of the 3 cornering classes I signed up for. I really learned a lot. The light has started to get brighter. I am looking forward to the 3rd class. I have been riding for over 20 years. I am learning how to correct the bad riding habits I had. Coach Can makes the class very approachable. It is a very laid back, easy class that is not intimidating. It was an awesome way to spend a Sunday.

I use what I learned in your course in everything! Walking around campus, mapping out my daily goals- Ashkon Sayyar, Cornering School 1-3

Haven’t been riding too much because my focus has been on my academics. On top of the motorcycle riding, I use what I learned in your course in everything! Walking around campus, mapping out my daily goals, it was a fabulous course and you are a great teacher.

Coach can be very blunt, but he is right to the point and doesn’t waste a of time. Don’t let that fool you, though. He’s a good natured guy who also loves to have fun and gets a lot of pleasure out of seeing people improve, and he has put a lot of work into his classes.- Ryan G., Cornering School programs

I’ve completed Coach Can’s 3 cornering school days.  So I figured it was time for another review.  Coach Can’s classes are great. He builds gradually on concepts and really starts from the most effective and important skill of all: seeing the ideal line. Everything basically stands on that.  All your other skills will either add to that, or mask your faults and prevent real improvement. The biggest thing that the classes did was give me a lot of confidence and understanding of how the bike works when you are really pushing it.  The skills and tricks that Coach Can teaches you each build upon the last skill that you learned, and you get to practice them on a small track where technical riding rewards you greater than speed.  It’s a lot of fun, and you can see the whole track from almost anywhere; this allows Coach to keep a good eye on what people are doing.  If people aren’t doing things right, he’ll stop everyone and have a debrief right there on the track and point out what is happening.  Other times he’ll just pull over a single rider.  He can be very blunt, but he is right to the point and doesn’t waste a of time.  Don’t let that fool you, though.  He’s a good natured guy who also loves to have fun and gets a lot of pleasure out of seeing people improve, and he has put a lot of work into his classes. The final class dealt with braking, which is a lot harder than you’d think.  If you are like me and you’ve taken the MSF safety course when getting your license, you probably aren’t very clear on what the brakes will do to your bike in most scenarios.  I’ve had the ABS on in a straight line, but what happens when you are leaned over?  How does the bike react when using the front vs the rear brake?  Can you brake in a corner?  Can you use the brakes to actually go faster?  Coach Can points out that racing is like “emergency braking for an hour”.  When going through all the braking scenarios, I was more confident on the brakes, and found myself a lot faster around the track, even if in spots it seemed like I was slower at certain parts of the turn.  I also had to reacquaint myself with my lines, as some of the skills had me loose the ideal line as I was approaching turns at different speeds than I was previously. Not all of the skills I learned in the classes were new, but most of them pushed me into a new level of confidence.  Every class I learned something, and every class, I feel, made me better than I was at the stuff I already knew. Thanks Coach!

I have been riding for 30 years and have road raced in 2000-2001, raced motocross, and some supermoto. I have learned a lot for his programs.- Brian H., Cornering School day 1-3

Super bike coach is a awesome program. Every motorcyclist should attend his classes. I have been riding for 30 years and have road raced in 2000-2001, raced motocross, and some supermoto. I have learned a lot for his programs. The biggest thing is the growth i have seen in other riders. I can see a huge improvement in the riding skills in 1 day it is truly amazing the results Can get from these riders.

The best learning comes from Coach’s watching you ride and or following you around the track. Take the courses you’ll love it!!- Damon P., Cornering School day 1 to 3

I took Cornering School days I, II & III. The School is run very well and everything went on time with a nice flow. This was my first ever riding class or track experience even though I have been canyon carving for years. The instruction was insightful and progressed in a thoughtful way with each session building on the next. The best learning comes from Coach’s watching you ride and or following you around the track. Take the courses you’ll love it!!

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Coach is truly an artist and a brilliant teacher. His passion for the sport is translated even if his English isn’t. I learned more in one day than I ever could have in a lifetime of reading and watching videos.- Todd Maclintosh, Cornering School Day 1 - 3

Just completed Cornering School Day 3. I was blown away by how much I learned on Day one.  Day 2 added to my skills with body position and counter steering.  Day three, while technically the last in the series, does not necessarily complete what I started on Day 1 but has left me  with a set of skills that I will continue to build on. It occurred to me as we ended the day with a half hour of free riding, that coach did not make me faster ( which he did) but made me safer!  He does not directly teach you how to increase your speed, more than he teaches you how to control your fears about tire grip, front brake use, lean angles, way marking and ideal lines.  As I put together lap after lap linking each turn into the next in fluid relaxed motions I noticed that  the sensation of speed had vanished.  If I had been aware I might have scared the shit out of myself and crashed. Coach has made me a safer, better and a more aware rider and on the roads today, I will take ALL of that I can get!!!  If you do not take his class you are a fool.

I dragged knee for the first time in 20+ years of riding and dozens of trackdays (with other so-called “coaches”), while on my supermoto no less!- Erica Worthington, Knee Down class

Thank you, Coach Can! I did your Knee-Down class yesterday, and I’m still smiling ear-to-ear thinking about it! I dragged knee for the first time in 20+ years of riding and dozens of trackdays (with other so-called “coaches”), while on my supermoto no less!  Thanks for the specific feedback you gave me, it really helped me find a better line and enter the corner with so much more speed than I ever had done before–I was smokin’!  I just need to remember to sit back on the bike in the balance point between front and rear, keep my hands loose on the bars, get my butt way off the seat, and trust my tires (after warming them up–thanks for reminding me of that too). It’s totally a different mindset from street riding too, I finally figured that out yesterday. What a fun event! I feel like my riding improved dramatically this year, I’m faster and smoother after each session with you! Thanks so much, I’ll definitely be signing up for more classes with you, and my wife will too! Big hugs and many thanks! Can’t wait to see you again!

I just cannot praise all the people at Superbike Coach enough for the time, attention, patience and guidance they provided all of us at the classes they conduct.- David VanMeter, Wheelie Course, October 2016

Ok, this is going to sound over the top, cliche and possibly even extreme, but nevertheless it is all true. THE CLASS I TOOK CHANGED MY LIFE!!!! I took the wheelie course on 10/23/2016 on my 2016 KTM 500 EXC Six Days which I bought in February 2016. I have about 65 hours and about 1700 miles on this bike and about 200 miles on a previous Husky that I owned for about 1.5 years. That is the extent of my dirtbike riding experience except for when I was a young kid, but never had anything more than a honda 200 when I was 12. I have been riding BMW dualsport bikes on the road for about 10 years, but the vast majority of that was commuting. The point is I am not that experienced with doing anything more than standard street riding and offroad riding with a few hare scramble races I took part in. I could wheelie before this class based on the definition that I could pop my front wheel up, then panic and instantly drop it back down. I was terrified at the thought of going to this class and crashing my bike by either losing my balance or looping my bike backwards, BUT THERE WAS NEVER A SINGLE TIME I CAME CLOSE TO ANY OF THAT HAPPENING!! By the end of the day I was completely comfortable not only getting the front wheel all the way up to the balance point, but holding it there with fine throttle control and balance. I went from being terrified of wheelies and doing them erratically and inconsistently to riding them as long and as far as i wanted! This was HUGE for me. At 41 years old I had never been able to get the nerve up to do this kind of wheelie, even as a young kid on a bicycle I could never get to the balance point and ride a controlled wheelie for any distance. Now after the unbelievably spot on coaching I got from the people at this class, MY ENTIRE RIDING WORLD has changed. I now have a whole new level of confidence and control of both my small dirt bike and my larger BMW! I just cannot praise all the people at Superbike Coach enough for the time, attention, patience and guidance they provided all of us at the classes they conduct.
There is no better way to improve your overall riding control, confidence and skills than taking a class with professionals that truly know not only what they are talking about, but convey it in a way that works for you to be able to absorb it and use the information. Take any class from them and you will NOT regret a single second of it!!

The passion you see in Coach while he is teaching, tells you that he is not just saying it, he cares and wants you to remember it- Vadim T., Cornering School Day 2

I think this program is absolute MUST for every rider! Can (coach) is awesome, I felt like he is a big brother and he is trying to teach me life saving techniques and how to get maximum out of your bike, how to identify and overcome your fears and anxieties and go event faster safe. The passion you see in him while he is teaching, tells you that he is not just saying it, he cares and wants you to remember it, this creates family like environment. I can’t wait to go back !!!

Coach Akkaya was very friendly and answered every person’s question and tailored the answer for the style and experience of rider. I learned what I was doing wrong in setting up and doing my corning.- Thomas Brown, Cornering Day 1

I started riding dirt motorcycles in high School then changed over to street bikes. I put my passion for riding on hold when I started a family. Now my kids are grown and out on their own. In 2012, I returned to my passion for riding and purchased a Honda Goldwing. My 2012 Wing now has 156,000 miles as I ride every day and enjoy the freedom of the open road. Because I do not have a four wheel vehicle, I use my motorcycle to visit my customers who are local and some long distance. I also take coast to coast trips to visit my kids and grand kids annually as well as take vacations on my Wing. I have taken several motorcycle classes on how to ride motorcycles at low speed and Goldwing Road Rider Association classes. I decided to take the Superbike-Coach class to help me learn the proper way to do cornering on a heavy, long motorcycle. Coach Akkaya is a very good coach and helped me improve the way I take corners. The class was fun because I had the only touring bike as most were sport bikes. Coach Akkaya was very friendly and answered every person’s question and tailored the answer for the style and experience of rider. I learned what I was doing wrong in setting up and doing my corning. The skills Coach Akkaya can be used on various types of motorcycles. At the end of the class, I gained so much knowledge I now have the skills to be a better motorcycle rider.

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Great insights, and a wealth of knowledge! This was my first track experience and I had a blast at Lil 99.. I stayed late to work on all the tips Can dished out, and can’t wait to get back for Class 2, or a Track Day that he hosts!- Todd Williams, Cornering School Day 1

Coach will challenge your conventional thinking and as long as you do this, you will come out having learned something AND improved your riding skills.- Dean L., Superbike-Coach Photographer

By all means, taking the cornering class by Superbike-Coach is worth it (for that matter, ANY of their classes). Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned rider, this class really does have something for everyone. The key is to keep an open mind. I’m their photographer but I’m also a past student, and even while I’m out there taking pictures (or during the classroom sessions) I’m learning. What makes them unique is that, unlike other schools, their classes are broken down into “3-day” classes so you can spend more time practicing on specific training exercise; Day 1 deals with helping you find the correct line, Day 2 adds in counter steering, and Day 3 adds in advance counter steering using the brake and trail braking…all this while you’re still working on your lines. EVERYTHING learned during these cornering schools is extremely useful on the street, not just the track. Also, because it’s on a small track, it makes it much easier for Coach Can Akkaya to watch what you are doing and give instructions on what you are doing wrong and right. Because the track is small, it also allows Coach to stop you on the track itself to give instructions…oh, and YES he is out there with you. Yes, Coach is ” a little different” as mentioned by a previous poster, but that’s a good thing. He is very honest and tells it like it is. He knows what he’s talking about and will call bull@#$% when he sees it, however, he’ll go out of his way to congratulate a student who is improving and doing things correctly. Their track days at Thunderhill West are also worth checking out. They are geared more for the street rider so there isn’t all that prep work you normally have with regular track days. Coach is also out there on the track with you, providing helpful instructions and also give a free seminar on finding the correct lines around the track. After reading this, if you’re still unsure, check out the reviews on Yelp and their website and see for yourself. I’ve personally seen so many riders come in here that really needed the help and have become better riders. I’ve also seen people come in thinking they “knew it all” and were glad they took their class. As I mentioned earlier, and this really goes with any class you take, you MUST keep an open mind. Coach will challenge your conventional thinking and as long as you do this, you will come out having learned something AND improved your riding skills.

had an absolute blast and Can made it super fun for everyone. Excellent crowd of guys and gals to ride with, the egos seemed to be to a minimum- Nick Hart, Thunderhill track day 07/30

This was the first official track day I ever did, all I can say is “Wow, what a thrill”. I had an absolute blast and Can made it super fun for everyone. Excellent crowd of guys and gals to ride with, the egos seemed to be to a minimum. What a thrill ride on a nice track going absolute full speed. Thank you so much Can I’ll be back for the next one.

Coach Can is more intuitive than a therapist- Grace C., Cornering School Day 1

Coach is more intuitive than a therapist.  He diagnosed my fear of commitment after watching me ride for a few laps!  Funny and true!  ;)  Great class!

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Coach goes in front of you and shows how to do it right! Then, your game is changing! You feel, you don’t need that many swerves and twistiest, and that you just need to connect the dots!- Tatiana Shunk, Cornering School Day 1

Superbike Coach. Ok. WOW. I mean. WOW. I’m not experienced rider and after taking  his Cornering Day 1 Class just a couple days ago, my game is changed! The Coach will seat with you before he actually let you out on the track and literally beat the shit out of your head! Yes, he is a very strict and yet, straight forward especially with those who feel entitled to ride a motorcycle and have riding experience! He will see how is your riding and if you are making mistakes while taking the turns or late apex, even up shifting and downshifting, he will tell you to f*** off and listen what he tells you. Then, he lets you out on the track again and follows you on his Devilish dirt bike and if you are keep making the same mistakes, he will go in front of you and show how you can done it right! Then, and then, your game is changing! You feel, you don’t need that many swerves and twistiest, you need to make a straight lines by making the dots and connecting them! That will help you stay in the lane and having more fun with your bike! As I said earlier, I’m not experienced rider and before this class, I have been taking private sessions with West-side Motorcycle Academy and also, I went through their safety training, but Superbike Coach Class is absolutely nothing to compare with! In Superbike Coach Class you will have a track and a freedom to practice and the Coach, who will not let you to f*** around and make excuses! He will not let you practice in the parking lot going through the cones!

He can be very blunt, but he is right to the point and doesn’t waste a of time. Don’t let that fool you, though. He’s a good natured guy who also loves to have fun and gets a lot of pleasure out of seeing people improve, and he has put a lot of work into his classes.- Ryan George, Cornering Day 1 to 3

I’ve completed Coach Can’s 3 cornering school days.  So I figured it was time for another review.  Coach Can’s classes are great.  He builds gradually on concepts and really starts from the most effective and important skill of all: seeing the ideal line.  Everything basically stands on that.  All your other skills will either add to that, or mask your faults and prevent real improvement. The biggest thing that the classes did was give me a lot of confidence and understanding of how the bike works when you are really pushing it.  The skills and tricks that Coach Can teaches you each build upon the last skill that you learned, and you get to practice them on a small track where technical riding rewards you greater than speed.  It’s a lot of fun, and you can see the whole track from almost anywhere; this allows Coach to keep a good eye on what people are doing.  If people aren’t doing things right, he’ll stop everyone and have a debrief right there on the track and point out what is happening.  Other times he’ll just pull over a single rider.  He can be very blunt, but he is right to the point and doesn’t waste a of time.  Don’t let that fool you, though.  He’s a good natured guy who also loves to have fun and gets a lot of pleasure out of seeing people improve, and he has put a lot of work into his classes. The final class dealt with braking, which is a lot harder than you’d think.  If you are like me and you’ve taken the MSF safety course when getting your license, you probably aren’t very clear on what the brakes will do to your bike in most scenarios.  I’ve had the ABS on in a straight line, but what happens when you are leaned over?  How does the bike react when using the front vs the rear brake?  Can you brake in a corner?  Can you use the brakes to actually go faster?  Coach Can points out that racing is like “emergency braking for an hour”.  When going through all the braking scenarios, I was more confident on the brakes, and found myself a lot faster around the track, even if in spots it seemed like I was slower at certain parts of the turn.  I also had to reacquaint myself with my lines, as some of the skills had me loose the ideal line as I was approaching turns at different speeds than I was previously. Not all of the skills I learned in the classes were new, but most of them pushed me into a new level of confidence.  Every class I learned something, and every class, I feel, made me better than I was at the stuff I already knew. Thanks Coach!

The track run groups were well organized and the flaggers were all very much on the ball when there was an incident. Issues were taken care of promptly and Coach spent a good amount of time answering questions and going over ideal lines at lunch time- Ryan George, Superbike-Coach Track Day, Thunderhill West Raceway

Temperatures were said to have been up to 109 the day before I went, so I was a bit concerned about the enjoyment factor in such heat. The heat wasn’t so bad, though. There was a great breeze and the clubhouse was air conditioned. Most everyone brought plenty of water, and a great attitude. Having completed the 3 cornering school classes put on by Coach Can, I can say that this track day had me take my skills up a notch and it was noticeable. I will also just throw this out there, I could tell pretty quickly who had taken coach’s classes and who could probably use some pointers. That isn’t a slight on anyone’s skills, because I was in the same boat a few months back. Confidence levels, throttle control, line consistency, braking efficiency, all of that was improved in my riding style by taking his classes. The track day was well organized, and each group had a safety rider. There were several crashes, but none of them that I noticed or heard about were due to any rider to rider collisions, or anyone being willfully unsafe. Most were due to a little ambition that exceeded skill levels, maybe a misapplied brake along with inconsistent throttle control, or misjudging speed and overshooting a corner. All those things can get better with practice, and most of those can be corrected by taking Can’s cornering classes. Coach road around with different groups and gave pointers and tried to help people out on improving how they road the track, but there is only so much that he can do on a track that size in one day. The track run groups were well organized and the flaggers were all very much on the ball when there was an incident. Issues were taken care of promptly and Coach spent a good amount of time answering questions and going over ideal lines at lunch time. Everyone there was very friendly and considerate of others. Coach’s crew really encourages that. I didn’t see many egos at all, and Coach went out of his way to make sure people understood this was not a race, ride within your limits, and improve on your weaknesses. Dean, as always, spent all day taking photos of the event and riding around on his bike to get video footage. The guy is an animal. The photos are given out for free, and you probably won’t find a better deal anywhere. It was a great event, but if you want to get the most out of it, I would definitely recommend the Cornering School that Coach puts on. It will only improve what you get out of the track days.

Coach Can has taught me more in 2 days of riding with him than I ever learned in 35 years of riding with anyone else. He is a true professional and he can take your riding to a whole new level regardless of your skill level- Nick Hart, Cornering School Day

Coming off a weekend at Laguna Seca watching real professionals race that track (WSBK), I can’t help but be inspired to write something about the coach. As I watch the racers go around the track I’m thinking about Apex’s,trail breaking, counter steering, and body position. If you don’t know what these terms mean then you need to book a class immediately. Coach Can has taught me more in 2 days of riding with him than I ever learned in 35 years of riding with anyone else. He is a true professional and he can take your riding to a whole new level regardless of your skill level. Coach Can, thank you so much my friend. I can’t wait until my next class.

Because I drove cars on the track for years, and read a lot online about motorcycle riding, I was always taking the late apex. As I mentioned in class I had anxiety coming up to any turn at speed, and especially 180 degree tight turns. Your lines made me better at the track and I was lapping people by the third session out.- Jim Murphy, Cornering School Day 1

superbike-coach.com_56Because I drove cars on the track for years, and read a lot online about motorcycle riding, I was always taking the late apex. As I mentioned in class I had anxiety coming up to any turn at speed, and especially 180 degree tight turns.  Your lines made me better at the track and I was lapping people by the third session out. I was still trying to get the lines perfect, but just knowing the lines made me ride better, and I felt like I was (as you say) “wasting time and gas” when I did miss the line!  Yesterday was my first street ride after the class, and I applied your lines to my riding. WOW! There was even more difference on the street. Since I know all the roads that I ride, almost every corner is already in my mental database. Within about 15 minutes I was drawing the ideal imaginary line in every corner. I would try to hit that line, or at least come close every time. All of a sudden, the road seemed twice as wide as with my old lines! I was going faster and was amazed how easy it was all of a sudden! I went from turn anxiety to turn excitement! The corners seemed to straighten out in front of me. I felt like I was going at a child’s pace……and I felt so much safer that my confidence was improved by immeasurable amounts! I was easily able to blast through corners that had me worried before! It was so fun I ended up riding 155 miles on windy roads after work!

I am always looking towards improving my skills from a very knowledgeable coach. I figured that Can would be such a coach, and boy, was I NOT disappointed.- Bharathwaj Muthuswamy, Cornering School Day 1

I positively loved CSD-1 from Can. Although I have done multiple track days and have taken coaching at other schools, I am always looking towards improving my skills from a very knowledgeable coach. I figured that Can would be such a coach, and boy, was I not disappointed. Specific things I liked:
1. Can makes us ride on a “small” track – the Race 99 in Stockton. It takes the correct skill set to ride properly (follow lines, not adding lean angle+throttle etc.) on a smaller track as opposed to a big track (like Thill), in the sense that mistakes get quickly noticed by the coach and the bike :D.
2. Can focuses on ONE thing at a time. But, he also makes sure we do ONE thing at a time. For instance, while upshifting without pulling the clutch in, coach was standing just outside turn 13 so he could hear us do the shifting properly.
3. Can does not pack in too many things in one day. In my opinion, I also loved his digressions and his different experiences on tracks all over Europe. Bottomline: his classes are well worth the $$, and I am coming back for more.

Anyone, at any level, can learn from Can. He’s a clear communicator and rode a bike professionally at the highest level of the sport. He’s clearly committed to teaching a safe style of motorcycling, as well as teaching techniques that work- Owen, AFM #423, Cornering School Day 2

I attended one of Coach’s Cornering Schools a couple weeks ago. Fist off, I’d like to say that it’s a relaxed but serious environment, and Coach does a good job of grouping the riders (into appropriate groups: A,B,C). I think everyone felt comfortable with the people that they shared the track with at any given time. Time is split between Can’s lectures and riding. So, we get warmed up in our group’s first session, and then work on specific skills over the rest of the day, alternating lecture and laps. A couple of times, the entire group would practice a specific skill, like counter steering around (or over) cones. Finally, at the end, the track was opened up for a half hour before shutting down.  Everyone gets a good amount of time riding, but not to be overwhelmed. There’s a very nice balance. Keep in mind that this is not a track day — and the venue is a Kart track. Although a small bike might be ideal, there were several larger bikes. I rode my street-commuter ZX-10 and had a blast. Anyone, at any level, can learn from Can. He’s a clear communicator and rode a bike professionally at the highest level of the sport. He’s clearly committed to teaching a safe style of motorcycling, as well as teaching techniques that work. And if you are a newer or intermediate rider, these classes are a must-take. Passing the DMV tests and/or whatever u-turn practice classes do not prepare one for the street.  Practicing turning and braking under Can’s watch could just save your ass in traffic. And if you are looking to add track-day riding to your life, this is a great first step.

I just did Coach Can’s CSD-2 class yesterday, and what a huge improvement in my riding! Thanks, Coach! What a fun day!- Erica Worthington , Cornering School Day 2

I just did Coach Can’s CSD-2 class yesterday, and what a huge improvement in my riding! I was already fairly fast around the track on my DRZ400SM, but was having to slow down too much in turns 6-7-8. Then Coach showed us the proper way to rapidly transition from full-lean left for turn 6 into full-lean right for turn 7-8, and my speed went up dramatically through that section. My lines also improved quite a bit as well and I was much more confident finding exactly the right spot on the line. Thanks, Coach! What a fun day!

Coach Can is a straight-shooting professional who is passionate about teaching riding skills.- Xo Wu, Cornering School Day 1

Coach Can is a straight-shooting professional who is passionate about teaching riding skills. I attended the Cornering School Day 1 (CSD-1) class that takes place on a go-kart track. It’s a controlled, purpose-built racing environment, but don’t expect it to be warm, swept, perfectly smooth tarmac. Conditions are closer to city street riding. Working on a small track means you’re doing tons of corners in close succession with a high rate of repetition (at speeds that will barely kill you… if you really tried), so after the first few sessions you’re familiar enough with it to compare notes with Coach and other students. The intended student of the program is somebody with a bit of mileage under their belt–maybe a motorcycle racing fan–and had done some research on how to corner better. Coach Can addresses concepts you learned from YouTube and motojournalism like late apexes and hanging off as if you have some superficial knowledge of it, then works with you to show how they fit (or not) into his strategy for going fast. Still, I think the class is reasonably accommodating to beginners who don’t scare easily. I found the level of one-on-one instruction to be commensurate with the cost and class size. Throughout the day, I followed Coach Can (who is darting around the track on his supermotard) for three or four laps and he had advice for me following two sessions. I wholly agree with the program’s focus on confidence and lines at the beginning combined with a bunch of practice. I found it fun and educational, and the free track photos are a treat.

Coach Can and his Cornering School Day 1 changed my world!- Rafal P., Cornering School Day 1

After many run ins with tight turns and being too scared to lean and eventually crashing once on Skyline Blvd, I decided I needed some professional guidance. I was tired of having my scooter friends always point out my chicken strips as well.  So I joined Coach Can for Cornering School Day 1 and he changed my world! I don’t make excuses that I can’t turn left well. It’s all the same now! I know that I can lean so hard that my foot-petals grind on the pavement and I won’t fall off the bike or lose balance. Learning how to perform lines is critical to good street driving. Not following lines on the street is what put me too wide and caused my crash. Coach Can taught me that it is critical knowledge anywhere and I would certainly agree. He has a jocular style. He is attentive on and off the track. He expects questions and spends a good deal of time answering. My favorite part was following him on the track and learning good lines. It was very hard to keep up with the SuperMoto champ. And for kicks he does wheelies all over the track as he goes around finding other riders to follow behind him. I signed up for Day 2 and Day 3 and will be attending wheelie school in two weeks. Are you ready to be a hero?

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I just bought a new bike and was not very confident on it, but already after one class it changed!! Coach is awesome!! I think a lot of it has to do with his personality- Inga Salija, Cornering School Day 1

I really really loved the cornering school day one and I am looking forward to day 2 and 3. I just bought a new bike and was not very confident on it, but already after one class it changed!! Coach is awesome!! I think a lot of it has to do with his personality. He won’t lie to you and tell you how great you’re doing. He tells you things the way they really are, and that pushes you to get better. 5 stars!! My kinda coaching!

I’ve done ten or so trackdays/track schools over the last 20 years (Thill, Bwillow, Laguna), but had one of my funnest yesterday with Coach Can Akkaya at his Cornering School. Great cornering school, lots of fun, lots learned- Erica Worthington, Cornering School Day 1

I’ve done ten or so trackdays/track schools over the last 20 years (Thill, Bwillow, Laguna), but had one of my funnest yesterday with Coach Can Akkaya at his Cornering School. Great cornering school, lots of fun, lots learned. Coach is an interesting character, very nice person with a Euro sense of humor, who keeps it real, no BS. He’s got strong opinions and is a very good guide to improved riding skills. Don’t mind the occasional f-bomb and you’ll probably learn something. He’s hella fast as you’d expect, and did a good job of getting students to up their game. By the end of the day everyone in each group was going faster and looking more confident. The topics in Cornering School are laid out thoughtfully and presented in a logical order.
The track is a blast, especially for smaller bikes, since the straights aren’t long enough for big bikes to have an advantage. Think twisties more than straightaways–turns come one after another quite quickly, and you get to repeat them many times per session. My DRZ400SM was in its element, and max speed I hit was 54, with ~30mph average, but it felt so much faster! My lines at the beginning of the day were a bit of a mess but by the end of the day the track just flowed into a graceful series of turns, thanks to Coach’s input. Definitely recommended.

OMG it’s like a freaking light bulb went off in my head!- Marie Wenster, Cornering School Day 1

I took the CSD-1 class and let’s say I don’t know why I waited so long – 2 years of contemplating. It was insightful and practical. I was one of the 2 Harley riders in the class. Did I feel out of place? Honestly, before the class started, yeah, but as class started and progressed it didn’t matter. Concepts, techniques, and the runs through the track. Regardless of what you ride, it all applied – well maybe not the hanging part (can’t see myself ever doing that on my sporty) – and made sense, especially when I got to follow Coach Can around the track. OMG it’s like a freaking light bulb went off in my head! Before I came to the class, I barely leaned into my turns. At the end of the class, lets just say I did some scraping around Turn 12 quite a few times. My advise – stop thinking about it and do it. You won’t regret it.

When Can draws it out, talks you through and then actually shows you: it is a major light bulb that goes off. I have always wondered about the art of cornering- Todd McClintock , Cornering School Day 1

I am 50 this year and have been riding street bikes seriously since 2006. Mostly dirt as a kid and had a Nighthawk 650 in college. I have read books, seen the twist of the wrist and have over 70,000 miles under my belt. I like to go fast and love to ride the Sierras where I live. To be honest, I kind of felt like I got this thing down and I am under control. Happened across the Superbike Coach, the price was right, why not? Can was right! Can is ALWAYS right, I did not know shit. Sure I had conquered my fears, I had confidence, I self critique…all great things, but I was not really ridding the bike. I was not really understanding how the corners work or how the bike really wants to behave. I in a sense have been over working, over ridding, over thinking some dangerous and destructive bad habits. Reading is one thing. When Can draws it out, talks you through and then actually shows you: it is a major light bulb that goes off. I have always wondered about the art of cornering. I have heard it mentioned in group rides and all the talk about apexes and throttle roll on etc. Now I get it. I don’t just get it, I understand it and have done it! Thanks Can for teaching an old dog a new trick. Like he said at the beginning of the class” Learning is to be alive, not learning is to be dead.”

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I have about 5 years of track days in both Canada and the USA. The track day was well run and the first I’ve been at where lessons were provided that really helped. I will return.- Paul Masotti, Track Day, Thunderhill West, 3/20/16

It was the smoothest going track day I’ve ever been to. These guys didn’t miss a beat. Everybody had a great time even though the first half of the day was wet.- Dave Miao, Track Day, Thunderhill West

I attended Coach Can’s track day on 3/20 in Thunderhill West. It was the smoothest going track day I’ve ever been to. These guys didn’t miss a beat. Everybody had a great time even though the first half of the day was wet. Nobody got hurt, control riders knew what they were doing instead of being busy racing each other. Will definitely come back for future events.

I wanted to personally thank you for the riding help I have received from your classes in the past six months (CSD1, CSD2, and Track Day) as they have greatly helped in quelling my ‘street ride’ cornering fears – even in the rain- Jerry McHugh, Track Day, Thunderhill West Raceway

I wanted to personally thank you (but you were on the track when I left) for the riding help I have received from your classes in the past six months (CSD1, CSD2, and Track Day) as they have greatly helped in quelling my ‘street ride’ cornering fears – even in the rain!  I am now much more relaxed during street rides and not so tense wondering if I am going to go off the road during cornering at sensible (for me) speeds.  While I still have a lot to learn I nevertheless have come a long way thanks in great part to your classes.  Initially I was quite disappointed that it rained during the track day – but, like many of the other riders, we learned to better trust ourselves and our bikes when cornering during wet conditions – something that never would have happened during ‘street riding’ in the rain as I would invariably have been overly cautious and afraid to push the envelope a bit.  During the afternoon when the sun came out and the track dried up, the riders moved at a much brisker pace and the grins were from ear-to-ear.  Your wife adds an element of cheer to your events and I thank her for that – and your daughter too!  I am a more than satisfied SuperBike Coach client.

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The fact that you guys pulled this off for such a good price, with very little in the way of barring someone from trying it out, and the pictures will be available for free….simply amazing- Ryan George, Track Day, Thunderhill West Raceway

Heya coach! What a great time this weekend! It was my first track day on a motorcycle and I had a really great time. I was really impressed with the kinds of people that came, too. Everyone was super friendly, inviting, helpful, and it made meeting people learning very natural and easy. The fact that you guys pulled this off for such a good price, with very little in the way of barring someone from trying it out, and the pictures will be available for free….simply amazing. Thanks again for a great weekend. It was a pleasure to spend it with everyone.

She made it through all the drills and class sessions and was talking about “finding the line through a turn” for a week after the class. She finished the class riding much more confident and smoother- David Waggoner, Cornering School Day 1

My wife and I signed up for Cornering School – Day 1. I wanted her to have a environment where she could get use to her new bike after years of no riding. The track is the perfect place for a beginner, it is short, not fast but technical with a lot of turns. She made it through all the drills and class sessions and was talking about “finding the line through a turn” for a week after the class. She finished the class riding much more confident and smoother. Thanks Coach for speaking to her one-on-one and encouraging her throughout the day.

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I can really tell I am getting better and better even after 20 years of riding by taking this program with Coach Can- Grant Flick, Cornering School Day 3

I came back for round 2 of this program and it felt good getting back on that little track. I can tell the difference between the first class and now after some time to practice the difference in my riding ability and confidence in a huge way. It was great to see Coach Can again and he greeted me knowing who I am. The group of riders were mostly sport bikes and guys in full leathers then we still had a few different and bigger bikes too. My favorite exercise was the advance counter steering whipping the bikes back and forth with little effort after Coach Can demonstrated for us how to do it. We were standing on the track watching the Coach fly by us taking three turns in about half a second. A guy standing next to me shook his head and said “damn he makes this track look like its just straight”!  Bottom line for me is that I can really tell I am getting better and better even after 20 years of riding by taking this program with Coach Can. It’s the real deal and a great investment to make in yourself. A+ Thanks Coach!

I’ve been to other schools (that I’m not going to name for respect/free publicity), and even taking a two day track school with them, I didn’t even learn HALF of what I have learned with Coach Can in one day- Sebastian Sarmiento, Cornering School Day 1 and 2

Well let me start saying that I have the type of personality that doesn’t much crap from nobody. To be honest the first class was a bit off for me. I didn’t like the way the coach talked. I had already purchased CSD1, 2 and 3. I wasn’t sure if I would comeback to CSD2 but I decided to give it one more chance and I’m VERY GLAD I DID. Now I understand where the coach wants to go and what he wants to pull out of you. I feel it is like a cadet army training, the first part is the toughest, but if you make the cut and comeback, things change, be ready to learn A LOT!!!. Now I have also signed up for the knee down class and track day, I’ll also repeat CSD2 and 3. There’s so much info per class that repeating is well worth it. I’ve been to other schools (that I’m not going to name for respect/free publicity), and even taking a two day track school with them, I didn’t even learn HALF of what I have learned with Coach Can in one day. I highly recommend this school, how many times in life are you going to have the chance to learn from a PRO FACE TO FACE??.  Good luck to all new students and thanks Coach Can!!

It’s very easy to claim experience and knowledge, its another to show it. Coach Can is clearly an experienced pro that knows what he is talking about- Leah Martin, Cornering School Day 1

It’s very easy to claim experience and knowledge, its another to show it. Coach Can is clearly an experienced pro that knows what he is talking about. His blunt no non-sense training is exactly what I needed. This was my first of several classes that I plan of attending. I would highly recommend his coarse for anyone that wants to ride better whether it for competition or just for fun.

Class is broken up into different groups based on experience/skill level so not too crowded on the track as there’s about 8-9 at a time on this smaller track. Max speed is about 60 on the track but theres basically every kind of turn in there, making it a perfect track to practice cornering on.- Sasan Sayar, Cornering School Day 1

I haven’t taken any other classes aside from the standard MSF course you’re required to take in California if you’re under the age 21 and want to get your motorcycle license. With that being said, I can’t recall how I first heard about this guy Coach Can Akkaya’s course (I think I saw an ad on Craigslist). So my brother, father and I decided to take day 1 of coach’s cornering school. That was last year. We are about to do day 2 this coming Sunday. Let me tell you this guy knows what the hell he’s doing. He’s got lots of experience under his belt and if you just watch him he’ll tear that little go kart track in Stockton apart! Amazing, watching him on the Supermoto is a beautiful thing. The first day of the class is focused more on fundamentals, like choosing lines, body positioning, etc. very very good stuff. Class is broken up into different groups based on experience/skill level so not too crowded on the track as there’s about 8-9 at a time on this smaller track. Max speed is about 60 on the track but theres basically every kind of turn in there, making it a perfect track to practice cornering on. Coach is also a humorous guy & really honest, lots of people I’ve seen are saying he’s too honest or some BS like that but he’s brutally honest like myself which is appreciated. My father, brother & I are also signed up for coach Can’s first track day at Thunderhill on 03/20/16. Can’t wait.

Motorcycle-USA review about our Cornering School Day 1. Read the article here, or watch their video:

Class day started on time, well organized, good balance between riding and instructions. Snacks, refreshment, free photography (they took 1500+ pics that day that will be posted for free downloads), plenty of parking, and FUN!- Mahmoud Elaskary, Cornering School Day 1

Awesome class and awesome coach! So I just finished Cornering School Day 1. What a great class and concept. Safe environment, step up in difficulties, coach on the track with you makes it feel like a 1 on 1, coach is a pro racer who has a tone of racing experience, no none sense concepts that you can’t apply, family and friendly environment, and great team spirit. All that for an amazing, no hassle, price. My goal was to be able to go to the track on a regular basis but I was not sure if I can do that safely yet. I looked around for something close to where I live and came across Superbike Coach School. I was attracted to the concept of starting on a small go-cart track then build up to a full size track. Also, Superbike Coach School offered the most diverse collection of classes that I have seen compared to any of the schools available online for an incredible price. The classes varies from cornering, street riding, knee down, track day, and even a wheelie class and more. It was a one-stop-shop but I didn’t know where to start. I emailed the school asking questions about where to start and what bike I should use because I was not comfortable using my own bike. Coach Can replied very promptly with a plan, tailored for my goal, that made a lot of sense and made me feel at ease. I immediately booked the class and glad I did. Class day started on time, well organized, good balance between riding and instructions. Snacks, refreshment, free photography (they took 1500+ pics that day that will be posted for free downloads), plenty of parking, and FUN! I wanted to book the following Day 2 class but it was full. I talked to coach Can, he added me to the waiting list and sure enough, promptly received and email from him that a spot had opened. Immediately booked it and booked Day 3 as well.  After I’m done, I’m also planning to sign up for the Knee Down and Wheelie classes..how fun I can’t wait! Now, here is an example of how cool coach Can and his team are. After the class was over, I changed back to my regular clothes and started to head home which is an hour and 20 minutes away from the track. After driving for an hour, I had a feeling that I left something behind. I pulled over to check and sure enough found out that I left my helmet and gloves behind in the changing area (this was the track restrooms). I immediately called coach Can and left a msg. Again, as expected, he promptly responded to tell me that they found it, picked it up, and it was on its way to Tracy where I went and picked it up. Bottom line, coach Can and his team will go out of their way to give you a great riding and learning experience. Review found on Yelp

Coach, you’re very observant, and the tips you provided when you pull riders aside are spot-on.- Bryan Harley, Motorcycle-USA Editor, Cornering School Day 1

You’re a funny one Coach. You can be abrasive and make people feel uncomfortable at times, but that’s because you’re trying to break down many of the misconceptions in people’s heads that comes from misinformation from their buddies and crap they see online. You’re frank and you’re honest. I think some people come in with the ill-conceived notion they are going to come out riding like a pro after one session, but that’s an illusion. You’ve got to walk before you run. At first people might not grasp where you’re headed, but if they listen, it all begins to make sense on-track. You’re very observant, and the tips you provided when you pull riders aside are spot-on. The chance to follow you on the course, taking note of where a rider’s eyes should be, learning the lines you take, and teaching riders to relax more and let the bike do the work instead of wrestling with it made for the funnest laps of the day. Your approach won’t appeal to everybody because some people can’t handle brutal honesty, others might think that there’s a magic formula to being a good rider, but it doesn’t work that way. You provide building blocks, and I appreciate you not overwhelming us with more info than we can absorb in one session. If you did, people would be thinking too much about everything that’s thrown at them instead of learning the little things one at a time.

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Coach Can knows how to teach the concepts in the classroom and on the track. The Little 99 is a tight little track, so speeds are reasonable and the focus is on skills, not competition. The atmosphere was always friendly- Michael Hoy, NV, Cornering School Day 1

Cornering Class I was a blast. My classmates included some new riders, very experienced road riders, and some track enthusiasts (complete with dedicated track bikes, tire warmers, etc.). Coach Can knows how to teach the concepts in the classroom and on the track. The Little 99 is a tight little track, so speeds are reasonable and the focus is on skills, not competition. The atmosphere was always friendly. Any rider looking to build skills and confidence should take this class. The price is very reasonable. I already signed up for the next level.

I appreciated Coach’s practical take on body positioning – make it simple, clean, fast and practice it to make it work for you- Robert Kubick, Cornering School Day 1

I took the Jan 24th CSD1 class. It was insanely FUN! Having the opportunity to tear up that little track and really push the bike and my reactions and skills to the limit in a safe environment was invaluable. I know Coach Can taught the ideal line, shifting & body positioning — I absorbed all of that. However, I also took away a few other things which I believe are probably more important for me as a new rider — “Have a plan” – every time you go out on the track or on the street have a plan for what you need to work on, don’t just ride with your mind turned off. I appreciated Coach’s practical take on body positioning – make it simple, clean, fast and practice it to make it work for you. I’m looking forward to hitting his upcoming track day at Thunderhill and CSD2 after that.

Coach Can has a fun (because riding motorcycles is FUN!), tell-it-like-it-is personality that I find quite refreshing.- Sean Tolbert, Cornering School Day 1

What a great learning experience his classes are. Coach Can has taken his knowledge of professional, competitive motorcycle racing in Europe and designed several specific, day-long courses to improve the skills of any rider, new or experienced, through targeted riding drills and techniques. Coach Can has a fun (because riding motorcycles is FUN!), tell-it-like-it-is personality that I find quite refreshing.  He is never mean-spirited, but he is not afraid to tell you what he thinks and if you ask him a question you will get a straightforward answer. The more engaged you are with Can the more feedback and assistance he will offer.  He enjoys motorcycling and making better riders as he will tell you he found the American motorcycle licensing process quite pathetic (which it is).  When he arrived in California and found they were giving almost anyone that takes the test a one-size-fits-all license to ride a superbike if you can pass the DMV test with a scooter (no joke!) he saw the opportunity to create classes to make all of us who ride safer and more competent with our machines.

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This wheelie course was 1 of the best things I’ve ever done! I attended last week and through professional a friendly instruction I was riding the length of the track on my back wheel something I’ve always wanted to be able to do!- Connlaoth M., Ireland, Wheelie Course

This wheelie course was 1 of the best things I’ve ever done! If you looking for an adrenaline rush this is it! My brother and I attended last week and through professional a friendly instruction I was riding the length of the track on my back wheel something I’ve always wanted to be able to do! Good job to all the coaches and instructors would highly recommend this to my buddies and any1 who is into their bikes!!

I attended the knee down class on 10-24-2015 and I’m still thinking about how awesome it was! Coach Can Akkaya and his crew really know what it takes to give you the confidence you need to get your knee down and shred some pucks!- Brian G., Salinas, CA, Knee Down class

I attended the knee down class on 10-24-2015 and I’m still thinking about how awesome it was! Coach Can Akkaya and his crew really know what it takes to give you the confidence you need to get your knee down and shred some pucks! I was nervous at first being I had never rode on a track before but, by the end of the day I was taking the corners with tons of entry speed and dragging my knee like a pro.. (OK I’m embellishing a little) regardless, this was due to Superbike coaches ability to critique my riding on a 1 on 1 basis. I can’t say enough great things I took from this class! Not to mention Dean Lonskey took some really great photo’s of the whole class and posted them free to view and download! If your on the fence about this class quit wasting your time and enroll. I highly doubt you will be dissapointed.

Had a great day, plenty of track time. Can is a great instructor, and im looking forward to the day 2 class. Thanks to Can and his crew for a great day of learning.- Lawrence Harris, Cornering School Day 1

I took the cornering class day 1 to improve on my line choice and smoothness of my entry and exiting. Can has a great no BS instructions that most people can understand and put to great use. I would recommend this class to everyone, from beginners to seasoned riders that need to break bad habits and gain useful good habits. Had a great day, plenty of track time. Can is a great instructor, and im looking forward to the day 2 class. Thanks to Can and his crew for a great day of learning.

…for a little over a hundred bucks Coach Can spends an entire day out there working his butt off to make you better. I feel like he really cares that you are happy.- Grant Flick, Cornering School Day 1

I just took the corner 1 class and must say I took a lot away from this class. I have been riding for 20+ years but never did any sort of track riding. The great thing about this track is once you learn a lesson in the classroom and get on the track you get to apply it over and over again right away. Coach Can has lots of energy and rides out there with you communicating with hand signals which is great because you can follow his line and get it right. I will continue to take the next class because I believe I got a lot out of it. You can push yourself as hard as you like so I don’t think hardcore street bike riders would yawn at this. Shoot for a little over a hundred bucks Coach Can spends an entire day out there working his butt off to make you better. I feel like he really cares that you are happy. In a nut shell TRY IT!.

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Very interesting, very beneficial, very exciting, very educational and a whole of spirited motorcyle track time fun!- Jerry. M, Cornering School Day 1

Very interesting, very beneficial, very exciting, very educational and a whole of spirited motorcycle track time fun! Bikes of all sorts and sizes were there and rider skill levels varied from near novice to very advanced – but the program is cleverly structured to be beneficial and appealing to all types of riders on all types of bikes.

Coach Can is a truly an inspirational coach and ride. The emphasis is on incorporating the techniques into our everyday riding for these Corning Classes. I have completed Corning School Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. The Stockton “Little 99” is the perfect track to learn the corning skills needed since the track is small and the turns are close together.- Peter Wilson, Coernering School Day 1, 2 and 3

I am an experienced rider and decided to refresh my corning skills. Coach Can went through the techniques during the lecture portion. The best part was applying the methods on the track just after each lecture point. Coach Can is a truly an inspirational coach and ride. The emphasis is on incorporating the techniques into our everyday riding for these Corning Classes. I have completed Corning School Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. The Stockton “Little 99” is the perfect track to learn the corning skills needed since the track is small and the turns are close together. I think this allows the rider to concentrate on the corning skills not on lap time. I appreciate all the tips Coach Can provided. The best part is riding and practicing the techniques. Coach Can goes on the track for each group and provides valuable one on one support. I would recommend all three Cornering Classes for all street riders at any experience level. Coach Can has other courses from small group lessons for prep track days for racing to learning how to wheelie your bike. I am looking forward to more classes with Coach Can and more importantly ride my bike with a big smile inside my helmet ….

You will see all kinds of riders with full on track bikes, sport bikes, touring bikes, dual sports, adventure bikes – all joining happily on the track and in the classroom. You will spend a lot of time on the track, a lot of time in the classroom, and some time watching the other riders, and all of those three things can teach you a lot.- Arnt Haering, Cornering School Day 1, 2 and 3

I took Cornering School Days 1 – 3 and it was great. Definitely worth the time and the money and the drive or ride up to Stockton. The track is great – a lot of turns and almost no straights (it’s a Cornering School, remember?). One thing Coach Can will teach you is to find better lines through these turns – not only one by one, but also how you can find a better line to connect consecutive turns into one section. It is a fascinating experience. Talking about lines and sections sounds like this class is mostly for track riders (and a lot of track riders show up to the class and get a lot out of it), but the entire Cornering School really applies to all riders. You will learn about the right lines on the street, proper counter steering, hard braking, correct inputs, how to address fears and demons that make a rider tense on the bike and so much more. All of those things help on the track as much as they help on the street, and they can be life saving. You will see all kinds of riders with full on track bikes, sport bikes, touring bikes, dual sports, adventure bikes – all joining happily on the track and in the classroom. You will spend a lot of time on the track, a lot of time in the classroom, and some time watching the other riders, and all of those three things can teach you a lot. You may have heard about Coach Can’s teaching style. He is straight to the point and may be blunt, but don’t expect a drill instructor style – he is actually very friendly and almost always has a smile on his face. He truly cares about riding and making people better riders, and no matter how experienced or not you may think you are, you will get something out of this class.

I have gone to Z2 for novice school (C group track day), Rich Oliver Mystery Camp, Total Control Advanced Rider Course, Alameda County Sheriff Dual-Purpose Class, Road Rider 2.0 and MSF. And although they are all good and all different, I learned the most from Coach’s CSD classes and guess what? THESE CLASSES COST THE LEAST OF THEM ALL.- Helen M. (Yelp review), Cornering School Day 1 and 2

I did both the Cornering School Day 1 and 2 with Coach Can. These classes are hands down the most eye opening and enriching classes I have taken to date. I had a tough time during CSD 2  – I had a low side the day before and wasn’t able to take my preferred bike, so had to take my more aggressive bike. I was not in the best state of mind and was having a tough time all day. Let’s just say the way I rode during CSD 1 compared to this second time was vast. First time, he pulled me aside and told me to slow down, this time I think a senior citizen could’ve walked a faster lap lol. Coach really took the time to help me through my challenges that day, and pulled me aside several times to help me get refocused. I really appreciated that a lot. Although I couldn’t pull myself out of my own head, it was clear that he truly had my progress and success in mind. And it was the same for everyone in class. I noticed that some make mention of his teaching style. If you have too big or fragile an ego to open your mind up to learning, I’m sorry to say, but you may have bigger problems than learning how to corner properly lol. I take a lot of classes  – I have gone to Z2 for novice school (C group track day), Rich Oliver Mystery Camp, Total Control Advanced Rider Course, Alameda County Sheriff Dual-Purpose Class, Road Rider 2.0 and MSF. And although they are all good and all different, I learned the most from these two classes and guess what? THESE CLASSES COST THE LEAST OF THEM ALL. There is seriously a lot to learn and I will be taking both classes again, along with CSD 3. Seriously do yourself a favor and take this class. Please leave your ego at the door, it’s not worth what you’ll be missing in potentially life saving skills because you weren’t receptive to direction. And to be honest, I really have no idea what people are groaning about – he isn’t harsh by any means or stretch of the imagination. In fact he’s a really funny and easy going guy.

I read books and watched lots of videos, but nothing comes close to this class. I have day 2 and 3 on my calendar now.- Justin Gaerlan, Cornering School Day 1, 2015

 

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