Superbike-Coach Corp The Motorcycle School in California Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:47:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Superbike-Coach Corp 32 32 Here is why you should stop listening to “experts” Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:58:48 +0000                                  Headcoach Can Akkaya:  “…the overflow of information just confuses riders, and it’s mostly BS anyway…!

Yes I know you are all excited about riding, and that you might try to find ways to get a better rider ‘in no time’. But taking the shortcut searching the internet for answers will most of the time just lead you into confusion as to a solution with value. How do I know?!… I talk to my students- thousands meanwhile- and that is what i get out of it. Here are some pointers:

Not everything on the internet is true or right- How do you know you are reading qualified stuff?!- You don’t know the ‘motorcycle forum expert’ behind the keyboard- Are his/her credentials enough?! And here is more, because even if the information has quality: Did you REALLY understand what it tells you to do?!- How do you judge if you’re doing it right after all?! No, because this is not Math! Math is logic which leads to solution if you follow strictly that one path… but what we’re doing is to try to control the chaos which comes with tons of unknown variables. I am talking about variables which EVERY individual deals differently with!!!

Let me do the Math for you, because each time I ask my class ‘who knows how to counter-steer?’, then 90% of those hands are going up… and now ask me how many I see in my drill who are truly doing it… I’VE SEEN ONLY THREE STUDENTS IN TEN YEARS OF TEACHING who had it down before I started working with them.

Yea, most of them have made their drivers license- have miles and sometime 4 decades of riding under their belts- they read the crap out of books and forums- watched all videos you can get- and they even have taken other riding schools… why are they still don’t get it but with me?!… well, how about you go and make your Math on that one yourself…

Headcoach Can Akkaya
Superbike-Coach, Sacramento, 3/23/2017

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Featured Pictures of the last Cornering class published Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:59:13 +0000 Superbike-Coach photographer Dean Lonskey published featured pictures of the Cornering class from last Sunday. This is my favorite shot. Student Troy V. at his 5th attempt of my ‘power braking’ drill. Here is the download:

All 2500 pics are in work right now- probably done by the end of this week.

Just some stuff i teach which also could gain your chance to stay alive!

Headcoach Can Akkaya

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Track Day Thunderhill Raceway 5/6/2017 format change Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:23:28 +0000 We just changed the group format of our Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway on 5/6/2017. We will run in three level groups now instead of four, and give our riders 5 minutes per session more, so 7×20 minutes instead of 7×15 minutes.

As usual, we won’t have a group A, though we welcome every A-level rider who knows about their responsibility and to be a role-model.

Group B+ will be good for slightly more advanced street (also track riders of course) riders – on sport or race bikes. Passing rules 4ft.

Group B is good for experienced riders street riders- or sport bikes and sport touring bikes. Passing rules 5ft.

Group C is good for novice and intermediate street riders- or sport touring and touring bikes. Passing rules 6ft.

So lots of track time on a weekend track day for only $150, which even includes sport photography. Go and find this somewhere else… good luck :-)

Headcoach Can Akkaya

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Superbike-Coach on the Radio Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:29:03 +0000 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

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Workshop & Track Time rescheduled to 5/28/2017 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:45:16 +0000 Hello everyone, and sorry for the delay.

We’ve worked hard to get a close by date to reschedule your ‘Workshop & Track Time’ event, but we don’t want to let you guys wait any longer and announce a reschedule to: 05/28/2017

I really hope that you can make the date. In case you can’t- there will be a way, trust me. So if I don’t hear back from you within this week- I know you’re fine with it.

Can Akkaya

Superbike-Coach Corp.

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