Do downhills freak you out? Do you suck at climbing? You’re not alone! Whether it’s up or down many riders are challenged by hills. Our new course will give you a day of skills training and valuable information to put into practice to conquer most hills out there.
Hills are often the nemesis of many riders. Whether it’s going up or coming down, it’s largely a mind game. Like so many aspects of motorcycling. Having the confidence to overcome that obstacle is half the battle.
To learn the skills and techniques of climbing and descending hills will help give you the confidence to tackle them with ease and enjoy your riding more. Our training day will progress your skills and look at all variations of sloped terrain; rocky, loose, off-camber, rutted, erosion banks, steps and drop offs. Enjoy a small group training with plenty of help at hand.
Our curriculum will progress throughout the day with plenty of opportunity for riders to build both skills and confidence. A planned series of drills will cover all of the bike control skills required to help you ascend and descend with control.
This course is designed to suit adventure or enduro bike riders from intermediate to advanced level. Beginner riders will get benefit from the morning skills sessions but may find themselves out of their comfort zone in the afternoon. We will do our best to manage the group during the training drills to provide progression while still keeping riders safe.
The course is designed to progress beyond Core Level 1 fundamental techniques into more advanced riding techniques with a higher level of bike control. Even if you have many years experience this course will help make correct any bad habits that may have developed or provide exposure to different terrain types that you may not have had exposure to.
Most riders on Maschine training courses ride larger capacity multi-cylinder or single-cylinder adventure bikes but equally if you have a smaller enduro bike you will get benefit from this course. Regardless of the brand or model of adventure or enduro bike you ride Maschine can help you get more out of your bike riding experience.
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 Dividing 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.
This is a 1 day course running from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
We will take several breaks during the day to manage rider fatigue and concentration across the day.
Sun 17 Mar – Mansfield, VIC
Sat 11 May – Watagans, NSW
Sun 6 Oct – Broadford, VIC
Each event may very slightly but generally we will ask you to arrive by 8.30am on the morning for sign in/rider briefing.
Training will continue throughout each day and we will aim to have the course wrapped up by 4.30pm in the afternoon so you can make your way home.
This one day masterclass is $450.
Included in the course cost is:
Individuals will be responsible for their own bike, riding gear, fuel and any incidentals.
Each rider will use their own motorcycle for the course and as far as bike prep goes you should address these points:
Riding gear wise we expect you to wear your full protective kit you would normally wear on a ride: