Apocalypse cornering class

Our first “Apocalypse cornering class” last Sunday was truly tricky for us. The SBC team put all effort and time into the safety of our students, and our selves of course. We’ve disinfected pretty much everything one could get in touch with. Taking temps from each one was a no brainer for us. Social distancing OR masks, as Governor Newsom recommended, was our game. And all students played along. What we’ve done clearly shows what ‘leadership’ does… it unites, it gains respect, motivates to follow, it sets principles, sets goals and priorities, and filters those who put themselves first: Leadership!
An outstanding class which sets Superbike-Coach apart ones more!
Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Help Us To Help You

We’re just in the middle of the pandemic and it might gets worse. Eight Superbike-Coach programs had to be cancelled so far. While others open up- we just can’t. Not just that- since we’re moving students of a lockdown affected class down the calendar- not just the cancelled date is lost- also the next classes since they fill up only with rescheduled students. Also, we haven’t received any business supports and it is time to reach out to you and to ask you to join the fundraiser we’ve started.

In all the years we’ve been helping motorcycle riders to stay alive and to fulfill their dreams- literally. Not just in classes on a physical level- also and especially mentally. But our help also goes beyond our actual job, because the entire Superbike-Coach team has nothing but tips and tricks for the riders, all the time. We help people with gear and bike relative questions every day and even fixing someones motorcycle here and then. This team is all family- all heart, so please join the fundraiser and help us to keep helping you. Not easy for me to do this, but we have to make it through this.

On this route… I was planning to organize a ride out for (in the guideline of course) Superbike-Coach students only, but I also want to invite all those who contributed here. When this is happening?… we’ll see, but it’s never too early to plan things. Please fill out this form to be on the list, cuz’ I can imagine that we’ll have to restrict headcount (cuz’ we have a bunch of students ya know :-)  This is a free event to join of course. Here is the link to the form to get on for students and those who contributed: https://forms.gle/Q7eetgiyanNtnqgv7

This is the link to the fundraiser: Covid-19 relieve ‘Help Us To Help You’

Thanks for helping, Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

 

COVID-19 and how Superbike-Coach deals with it

I wished I’d have a solution for all of us. Especially I feel for those families who went- or are about to go through the worse with this Corona virus. So I hope YOU- our students and fans, that everything is fine with you so far.

Personally, I am tired of hearing it… wash your hands and keep 6ft distance. It seems though that some are not getting it and calling up for group ride outs and meet ups on social media. That attitude is to find also with churches etc. I mean… a line around shopping centers for toilet paper is a great way to keep spreading. So my conclusion is that they more likely to risk to catch the virus standing in line- than inability to wipe ass… Is that about right?! Simple risk math: How many shits does it take before heading out to ICU?!

I am worried that stupidity keeps the virus coming in waves as we’re waiting for the vaccine, which is the only way to get to the lives we’ve all had before COVID-19. Stupidity will extend the pain and loss, but that’s not all. This ignorance is extremely disrespectful to all those who try to do the right thing, and to all businesses who HAVE to shot down. Don’t be one of them.

So, I already covered how we deal with classes affected by track lock downs. Now I want to take advantage of the ‘extra time’ I’m having and to make videos to keep helping my fellow riders. I’ll also keep writing articles, just like the new one I’ve posted. I want to encourage you to make use of your extra time and to work on your bikes and gear, and to get ready for you to ride again. That way you might get a ‘don’t look back’ attitude, and I am here to answer questions in regard upgrades… or even for some mental support.

Of course, I also want you to know that Superbike-Coach is still here and will be there for you when time is right. Please do your best to slow the spread:

  • Have your own mug when getting a coffee
  • Ride slower as usual- cuz’ you don’t want to go to ANY hospital right now!
  • Have a mask when you know there are people
  • Have gloves when filling up your fuel tank
  • Wipe off shipments
  • Buy your grocery online and pick up, or better have it delivered
  • Call mom and dad!

Hope is good… too much though might blinds you.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Featuring Wiseco Performance Products

Imagine you’re crashing or your engine just died under a thick cloud of smoke. Horrible idea right? But stuff like that happens.

How I see it is that this is a just an opportunity for mods, upgrades and rebuild. The aftermarket give us everything we need to keep the ball financially low, because depending on the brand you’ve been riding- that can be a money pit real quick. My argument… but even it’s not cheaper, I’d try to make the bike better as it was before. Make it more ride-able, make it looks better, or my favorite… to get more performance out of it.

Wiseco is a well known name for performance products around this planet, and we can proudly say that they sponsor the Superbike-Coach Corp. So we recently had to rebuild two of our school bikes and they provided us with the highest quality of race piston kits, titanium valves and gasket kits you possibly can get. Lucky YOU, if you can rebuild engines yourself, because that will save you thousands of Dollars which you can put into upgrades instead. If you can’t do that… learn it, because it ain’t that hard actually.

I was hoping to have one of the rebuilds captured on video, ready to show you the process for this article. Unfortunately we couldn’t get it done on time so I’ll deliver later. However, all the information is out there to do a decent job yourself. All it takes is patience, will and guts to get to it.

However, my Supermoto race bike, which I mostly use in our Cornering School and Supermoto 1on1 programs, is a beast now. Thanks to Wiseco we could install a top tier piston kit with the highest material quality out there. The compression ratio ramped up to 13:1 now and gives the extra punch out of corners. Extremely light titanium vales for less moving masses in that engine give me that extra rpm band at the end of the straight.

Ones you went with cheap no-name gaskets, you know that this isn’t the place to save money on… you go with trustworthy quality for the extra dollar, and that’s Wiseco for us as well. Their clutch plates rounding our needs up.

Wiseco has pretty much everything for any application, so for yours. Go check them out.

 

 

 

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Superbike-Coach Corp. Receives 2019 Best of Elk Grove Award

Ones more, Superbike-Coach has been nominated and awarded with the ‘2019 Best of Elk Grove Award’.

Superbike-Coach came a long way to this point. Starting back in Europe in 2003 and coaching track riders and racers only on almost all MotoGP tracks. Coming to the U.S. in 2008 and continuing Superbike-Coach on a very small scale in 2009.

And now another year went by- quicker as ever. But what would you think where it might goes when you’ve booked up all classes in the previous year already? Not much further you’d say, but we did. All classes in 2019 have been booked up, plus the ones we’ve added. And those were only the scheduled classes. Also the headcount for Road Skill, Cornering 1on1, Supermoto 1on1 and Track Drill 1on3 has gained a lot, so that a off-riding season isn’t excising anymore for Superbike-Coach. But I can assure you that we’ve enjoyed every class- and every single individual we had the pleasure working with.
 
So I want to thank all those riders for giving us their trust, hopes and dreams. We are not taking this for granted. It’s been a pleasure to work with so many characters, levels and categories and yea, also ego. Most of them have become part of ‘the family’ or even serious friends. Sure, we can’t reach everyone. This is impossible anyway, but we’re also not even trying hard, because we’re not selling ourselves. We leave this to the others out there.
 
So this here goes to the Superbike-Coach Corp team. The dedication, effort and commitment you guys put into everything you do is beyond extraordinary. The friendship, loyalty and respect to each other makes the difference. Marion, Lindsey, Mark and Dean… I thank you from the core for every minute for being a Superbike-Coach, because also they are the foundation of what SBC is today.

Marion Akkaya

Dean Lonskey

Mark Stewart, Marion and Lindsey Alexander

You know… Superbike-Coach is not just the class you see- It is thousands of pictures to manage, tries and errors for developing the right program, hours of work on websites, thousands of students to manage, hundreds of water bottles to buy, engines to fix overnight, and many miles to go. And this is even just the tip of the iceberg. Love you guys!

But also a thanks goes out to our sponsors, because they are indirectly support our students as well, and some even directly via student discounts. We so appreciate the support of Forma Boots USA, Arai Helmets USA, Wiseco, TechSpec, Moto Gear, Dynojet Research, BikeMaster and new to us Amsoil. All of these top notch companies are wit us for so many years already that there is a boundary which goes way beyond regular sponsorships. Go see what they have to make your hobby even a better one.
 
My thank also goes to the Little 99 Raceway administration Heather and Tony who as dedicated into the detail as we are.
 
This is a big package and responsibility to lots of people, and this type of dedication got us sometimes to total exhaustion. However, we’re ready to tackle 2020!
 
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Office, Superbike-Coach Corp