Naturally, riders have questions about cornering. We put a lot of attention on cornering because riding motorcycles is all about cornering. That's where the fun is. (Straightaways are good too — they lead to the next turn). There are at least eleven aspects to any corner; eleven actions that are important and they're all connected to each other. Get them all right and the corner goes well. Get one or two of them a little off and any rider will wind up pretty busy. You may have noticed that good riders aren't busy riders, they're confident riders.
Your assigned on-track coach for the day is a professional. He is a trained observer and a correction artist. His job is to offer plenty of assistance by giving you immediate feedback on errors as well as validation for good application of the drills and technical skills.
Your coach will ensure improvement and insist on understanding. Giving friendly advice is not part of their training; ensuring your discovery and understanding of the cornering art is part of their training.
Certification as a riding coach at the Superbike School takes serious dedication, not just good riding, a nice smile or being one of our friends. Our coaches have tough training courses to go through for certification. They're proud of their accomplishments — and they're always proud of their students' progress. You are assigned to one of them.
Who Can Improve?
If you ride a motorcycle, you can improve. The technical skills of cornering apply to you. 110,000+ riders have attended Superbike Schools worldwide at 91 tracks on every continent except Antarctica and ridden 8.8 million miles in the process. Over forty national and international championships have been won by riders personally trained by Keith. Bikes may change but his discoveries on cornering still apply.
Depth of Training
Whichever of our 4 levels you are attending, everyone is geared to help. Even our Corner Marshals and Course Control personnel know which drill you are working on. We often rely on their feedback to help sort out your riding. In fact, our Course Control personnel keep a running, written record of each student's on-track performance. The whole staff is focused on your improvement — everyone is on the same page.
Fact: Step-by-step advanced rider training did not exist before Keith Code began his first one-on-one courses in 1976. What happened then? From novice street riders to factory racers, riders trained by him rapidly improved. For decades expert riders have proclaimed riding to be 90% mental. Keith is credited with breaking the sport down into its essential components and bringing real understanding to riders in all categories. His books, video and schools were the first to make that knowledge available to everyone. His step-by-step approach will make sense to you. Each skill builds on the last and creates a complete package of control and confidence. The school’s levels are done in order, one through four. Each of the first three levels presents five precise technical riding skills. Each level can be completed in one day. You will be blown away by what you accomplish in Level I. How do we know this? Simple math; two out of three Level I students return for Level II within a year and bring their friends. You will improve. You are a far better rider than you’ve ever let yourself hope to be. We have a system that works. Is it the best? We don’t know but we can and do guarantee improvement.
The track offers a distraction-free environment. No cars, cops, kids or intersections. Everyone is going in the same direction, no yellow lines; riders use the whole road surface to find their cornering limits. And we want riders to approach their limits because every rider has limits that act as barriers to their improvement. Every rider needs to be familiar with their limits. We'll help find them. Finding and overcoming limits, one at a time, is the way to improvement. We developed and refined step-by-step rider training.
Riders all over the world agree that the real cornering limits are fear and panic. We aren't saying we can eliminate them entirely but we can help. And again, not only for the sake of speed but to raise that confidence level. The track is like a laboratory, it's clean and controlled and with precise supervision riders can approach their own limits with full attention on improvement. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that a well supervised, closed road-circuit is the best place to do this. The day starts at 7:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. You'll need to be well rested.