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08/09/2019

Cornering Masterclass

Sat 5 Oct 2019 – Broadford, VIC

Sun 24 Nov 2019 – Canberra, ACT

 

 

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As motorcycle riders we spend a lot of time going around corners.  We have found many adventure riders have not truly got a grasp on cornering in the dirt and how to make their bikes turn the way they want them to, or how to go faster and remain fully in control. Many riders would love to be able to get that sweet feeling of drifting in and out of corners smoothly, but that is getting way out of their comfort zone.

The technique required to corner effectively on big adventure bikes is a mix of Road and MX / Enduro skills and many riders struggle to learn the key. This is especially true for riders with a road riding background as some of the techniques are virtually the opposite.

Maschine’s 1 day Cornering Skills Masterclass is designed to work on the finer points of technique required to corner smoothly & safely off-road with absolute control. Our goal is to have each rider feeling confident to drift around corners by the end of the day and leave equipped with the knowledge of how to continue refining their technique.

 

Dates

Friday 22 Feb 2019 – Broadford, VIC

Sat 27 April 2019 – Wodonga, VIC

Sat 25 May 2019 – Toowoomba, QLD

Sun 4 Aug 2019 – Dargle, NSW

Sat 7 Sep 2019 – Coffs Harbour, NSW

Sat 5 Oct 2019 – Broadford, VIC

Sun 24 Nov 2019 – Canberra, ACT

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TIME

8.00am for an 8:30 start.  Completion will be around 4:30-5.00pm

PRICING

$450 for one day course
Lunch and refreshments are provided during the day.

What You Will Learn

The curriculum for the day will include:

  • Explanation of different cornering styles – sitting down MX / Enduro style, seated road riding style and most importantly standing adventure style. Pros & Cons of each technique and where you should use each style.
  • Using peg weighting to make the big bikes turn. Using peg weighting to control slides.
  • Vision – understanding target fixation and using it to advantage.
  • Line selection in various scenarios. Wide entry for a tight exit.
  • Flow – how to maintain a nice flow through rough trail sections and using the terrain to help you turn.
  • Braking drills – Hard “emergency” stops, front & rear wheel lock ups, smooth braking in corners, dragging the rear brake to settle the bike. 
  • Detection of threshold of traction – what are the initial signs of losing traction at either end?
  • Using the clutch to modulate engine braking & drive into and out of corners.
  • Throttle control techniques & drills.
  • How to make the most of a bad situation. Crash avoidance when you overcook it into a corner.
  • Understanding your bikes electronic Traction Control & ABS – when it can help and when it can hinder.

The course is designed for intermediate level adventure riders that have some solid skills but are looking to take their cornering to the next level. 

As with all Maschine training courses we capture videos and photos during the day that get posted on our website for you to review yourself later and critique your own style.

This course is your chance to develop your skills and show up your mates as you make time on them around every bend. Or perhaps you just want to feel more comfortable and be smooth around the bends to ultimately be a safer rider in all situations.

About Your Instructors

Our lead coach for this course will be Maschine’s own Nick Selleck.He is a Motorcycling Australia Level 1 accredited coach and has been riding off-road for 40 years.  He takes pride in being a smooth, safe and consistent rider. Nick has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to off-road riding. Nick grew up riding off-road and after several years competing in Motocross, Enduro and Supermotard he has spent the last 8 years planning and organising adventure tours.

His experience in adventure riding over the past 8 years includes exploring the iconic regions of; Victorian High Country, Tasmania, Flinders Ranges, Corner Country and Birdsville, researching and retracing the Burke & Wills expedition route – Melbourne to Karumba, Tanami Track, Kimberley region including Gibb River Road, Arnhem Land, Savannah Way and Gulf Country and exploring the length of the Great Diving Range amongst others. Throughout most of these trips he has shared them with many riders so has not only learnt from his own experience but noted the challenges other riders have faced.

It would be fair to say few riders in Australia could claim to have such a broad knowledge of riding and managing motorcycle tours in as many regions as Nick Selleck. Others may have more intimate knowledge of specific regions but few could match Nick’s spread of knowledge. This all adds to Nick’s ability to relate to riders challenges and help create a path for them to improve their riding skill.

Where additional coaches are required for courses we choose to work with the best of the best. Coaches are chosen not only for their riding skill but also their personality to ensure they can explain often complex riding techniques which can add valuable input to the training courses.

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Category: TRAINING