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Press Release: Superbike-Coach Announces Its 2020 Schedule

Sacramento, CA – January 2020

Superbike-Coach announced its 2020 class schedule today. The popular riding school has upped the stakes to include new benefits and offers to their students and track day riders.

Superbike-Coach provides sport photography by Dean Lonskey free of charge at all classes and events. And, the track fee is included at their Cornering School program. They also offer free snacks, coffee and drinks throughout the day. The riding school offers these unique classes and renowned 1-on-1 programs for both track and street riders. New in the program, the ‘Rider Passenger Class’:

Cornering School Days 1-3 – For all street and track riders on a small race track, no track fees

Rider Passenger Class – For all street riders and passengers on a small race track, no track fees

Body Positioning Class – For all Sportbike street riders, track riders and racers, no track fees

Race Academy – For track riders and racers of mid levels and up, no extra track fees

Road Skill 1-on-1 coaching – For all street riders of all ages, levels, and categories

Wheelie Course – For all street and track riders, and racers of all ages

Knee Down – For all sport street and track riders, and racers of all ages

Track Drill 1-on-1 coaching – For all sport and track riders and racers of all ages and levels at your track day

Supermotard 1-on-1 – For street and track riders, and racers of all ages

Basic Rider 1on1 – For absolute beginners, to prepare for the M1 drivers license test

Suspension Workshop & Track Time – For all street and track riders on a small race track, no track fees

 

The 2020 season class event schedule is as follows:

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 01/12/2020

Road Skill 1on3, Foothills, at Placerville, CA on 01/19/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 01/26/2020

Road Skill 1on3, SF Bay Area, at Pleasanton on 02/16/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 02/23/2020

Road Skill 1on4, Foothills, at Placerville, CA on 03/08/2020

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 03/22/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 03/28/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 03/29/2020

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 04/05/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 04/20/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 05/03/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 05/09/2020

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 05/10/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill West Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 05/23/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill West Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 05/24/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 05/31/2020

Knee Down, at Little 99 Raceway on 06/13/2020

Wheelie Course, at Little 99 Raceway on 06/14/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 06/26/2020

Body Positioning Class, at Little 99 Raceway on 06/28/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 07/04/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 07/05/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 07/12/2020

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 07/26/2020

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 08/02/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 08/15/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 08/16/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 08/23/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 08/24/2020

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/05/2020

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/06/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 09/06/2020

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 09/13/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 09/19/2020

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 09/20/2020

Rider Passenger Class, at Little 99 Raceway on 09/27/2020

Knee Down, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/17/2020

Wheelie Course, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/18/2020

Suspension Workshop & Track Time, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/25/2020

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 11/01/2020

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 11/22/2020

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 11/28/2020

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 11/29/2020

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 12/06/2020

Track Academy, at Little 99 Raceway on 12/13/2020

For more information, please visit www.superbike-coach.com or contact them via email at info@superbike-coach.com

 

Superbike-Coach Christmas Gift Certificates

If you maybe looking for an idea for a Christmas present… our Gift Certificates are available now.

We can make a nice print out for you which you can pass on, and we help him/her to safely come back home :-)

We have several packages to pick from here: https://superbike-coach-gift-certificates-shirt-online-shop.fwscart.com/Gift_Certificates/cat4356489_3548911.aspx

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Wiseco Is Back

We are happy to announce that Wiseco came back to the Superbike-Coach Corp as a sponsor. This is fundamental for our fleet because just to know to know we have these guys backing us up with their high end quality pistons and parts gives us confidence. Pistons, titanium valves, clutch plates and much more to maintain our school bikes.

In 1940 Clyde Wiseman ventured into his garage on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio and began producing pistons for himself and a few friends. Word of his high quality work spread quickly, and in 1941 Wiseco Piston was established to service the needs of motorsports enthusiasts.

Wiseco USA

7201 Industrial Park Blvd.
Mentor, OH 44060-5396

Toll Free: 1-800-321-1364

www.wiseco.com

 

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

The Moment Your Skill Score Bubble Pops

I know that my statement is not based on a solid study. It’s simply because it’s impossible to run statistics on this because it would require total honesty of the crashed rider, or at least an authority who knows better. Both are an illusion, so let me give it a wild shot here.

Based on my own experience as a pro racer, street rider and coach, who has seen thousands of riders- and analyzing crash scenarios which even include my own back then… I brutally predict that 70% of all incidents on track or street could have been prevented if the rider would have known the shit!!!

Yep, the texting soccer mom in that SUV was the trigger, BUT… was really the point of no return on the brake reached?! Was there an escaping gap you didn’t even see while you’ve been target fixating that right-of-way-taking Prius?!  Or let’s say you actually did see the escaping gap- but your “I thought I’d do counter steer technique” is not enough to get you there?! How about that Mercedes Benz lane jumper which causes you to overreact. Yes, it was close, but maybe because of your f’d up reaction time and lack of focus?! And so on and so on and so on…

I’m not even getting started about the triggers which cause lots of cornering crashes, ’cause I could write a book just about that one. In fact, the triggers are there, plenty of triggers- but riders are just not mastering them. Though, it would be presumptuous to claim that one will be ever able to master them all. That would be naive to think because there is a point of no return out there for even the best riders on this planet. That’s for sure, so that’s our 30% right there. You think that’s quite bold to say?… then wait for this one…

Let’s say you’ve earned skill points throughout your riding career. A newbie starts with 1 and a highly experienced- or even racer could score out at a 100. That actually is not possible since there is ALWAYS an extra margin to learn, but let’s just round that circle up for now. Your score depends on where and what you’ve learned: self taught, videos, books, schools, or even from Uncle Joe. All of this certainly defines the score for all those things we gotta do- from the shifting to the trail braking and so on. The skill score.

Now let’s say you’ve learned all of these riding skills–or at least you believe you did… what are all of these worth if panic in an extreme situation takes over?! That’s typically when a skill score pops like a soap bubble. The real quality of your skill score depends on a thing which I call “mind coolness”.

Mind coolness sets you free. Imagine instead of freaking out, that an out-of-the-blue Prius just bounces mentally off from you, like a rock throw against a wall! Just picture how powerful that would be. With mind coolness you’d be able to really recall all the physical skills at the right time- and in the right order. Mind coolness buys you TIME. Time is space. That little bit of space which might make the difference on your way back home!

So this ‘mind coolness’ thing is actually the biggest thing you can possibly learn. Where?! Well, good luck finding a place. I might know of one though!

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

This is great news. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) launched the new Get Up to Speed on Motorcycles campaign to help motorists understand standard motorcycle driving behaviors and to learn how to drive safely around motorcycles.

Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities while motorcycles make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. Motorcyclists are about 27 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash, and 5 times more likely to be injured.

The NHTSA has some general suggestions on how to stay save on public roads:

  • Slow down, assess your surroundings, and don’t rush when crossing intersections, entering the roadway from a parking lot or driveway, or turning left. Always give yourself enough time to thoroughly check for motorcyclists.
  • When turning left, ensure there is enough time and space for the motorcyclist to clear the roadway before you initiate the left turn.
  • Don’t follow motorcyclists too closely and allow sufficient braking cushion between your vehicle and the motorcycle in front of you to give your vehicle enough room to come to a complete stop without a collision. Remember, a motorcyclist’s brake lights might not always be engaged when a motorcycle decelerates.
  • Always double-check your blind spots when changing lanes or starting to entering or exiting the roadways. Adjust your rear- and side-view mirrors and use them properly.
  • If someone you know drives a motorcycle, tell him or her to always wear a helmet—even if the law doesn’t require it. According to NHTSA, an estimated 740 lives could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.

I think that this is just a fraction of what you could do better as a rider. Isn’t it?!

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp