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Intermediate Adventure Training

Sun 28 Apr 2019 – Merrijig VIC

Sat 17 Aug 2019 – Dargle, NSW


Now that you’ve got some experience and confidence on board it’s time to build your proficiency off-road. Our Intermediate (Level 2) Adventure Rider Training course is aimed at Intermediate level riders that are wanting to progress to an advanced level of skill to take their riding further and basically not let any obstacle stop their exploring.

Many riders come into adventure riding from a road riding background and posses little knowledge or experience in how to handle slippery surfaces and approach obstacles. Or perhaps you have been riding off-road but are more accustomed to throwing around a little dirt bike? Riding adventure bikes, particularly heavier multi-cylinder bikes, demands a different skill set from either road or Enduro/MX riding.

Maschine have immense experience in organising adventure rides and rider training courses.  Since our inception we’ve ridden with over 2,000 riders which has helped us identify the common challenges riders face but also the desire riders have to become better at their chosen hobby.

For us, our goal is to help you as an adventure rider be armed with the skills, knowledge and confidence in your ability to get out there and ride and explore all those great places that motorcycles can take you.

What You’ll Learn

Think of this course as the progression of core skills to handle an adventure bike off-road and getting into tackling typical obstacles on the trails.

The curriculum of the course includes the following Intermediate Level 2 skills:

  • Warm up trail ride to assess current skills
  • Body position – mastering the various positions to suit the terrain
  • Continuing development good control of clutch, throttle & brakes. Includes drills you can take away and practice.
  • Footpeg weighting for effective and safe cornering on low traction surfaces
  • Developing good feel for control of the brakes at the threshold of traction
  • Developing flow through off-road line selection to maintain momentum
  • Using body weight to pre-load or unweight over obstacles & timing with throttle
  • Lofting the front wheel (small wheelies)
  • Small Jumps
  • Logs
  • Hills
  • Water crossings
  • Ruts
  • Plenty of Question & Answer time to pick the brain of your coaches

Maschine offer other specialist courses like our Cornering Masterclass, Sand Masterclass or Hill Attack courses for riders that want to truly master each skill set. This Intermediate Level 2 course is the ideal primer to progress your skills beyond Core Level 1.


Ideally if you come out of our course with improved skills, knowledge and confidence to explore further then we’ve achieved our goal.

Helping create a path for you to develop fluid control over your motorcycle so it becomes a natural extension of your body. Learn how to put the bike where you want with confidence.

One of our overarching training principles is to help you make good decisions while riding so you can become a safer rider.

Locations / Dates / Times

Sun 28 Apr 2019 – Merrijig VIC

Sat 17 Aug 2019 – Dargle, NSW

8-8.30am start for sign in/rider briefing. The day will usually finish around 4.30pm.

Course Pricing & Inclusions

Pricing for one day of training is $450.

Included in this course fee is catering during the course including; morning tea, lunch and drinks.

Each participant that successfully completes the course will receive a Maschine t-shirt and certificate.


Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at riders with little or no off-road experience. We do expect though that most riders will have the fundamentals of motorcycle riding sorted of basic clutch & throttle control, gear shifting and braking.

What’s the next step?

Next steps beyond this Level 2 course could be any of the following:

  • Cornering Masterclass
  • Sand Riding Bootcamp
  • Hill Attack
  • Any of our TransTerra multi day rides

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.

Bike & Gear Preparation

As far as bike prep goes there isn’t a lot to worry about:

  • Knobby style adventure tyres are optimal (Motoz Adventure, Continental TKC80, Metzler Karoo 3 etc).  Road trail tyres will really limit your ability to get the most out of it.
  • We recommend removing any panniers, top boxes, tank bags for the day. You can ride to the venue with them on and leave them in the pits during training.
  • Barkbuster style hand guards will give good protection for your levers. Don’t stress if you don’t have them but they could save you from breaking a hand lever.
  • You need to be able to reach your rear brake lever comfortably while standing so make sure you can do this.  We will run through bike set up on the day but often riders need to buy additional brake lever tips so look into this if you can’t reach your brake comfortably.

Riding gear wise we expect you to wear your full protective kit you would normally wear on a ride.

  • MX boots are better than road or soft adventure style boots.  You need boots with good ankle/shin protection.
  • Adventure or MX helmets are better than road helmets. They provide better airflow at slower speeds than road helmets.


Category: TRAINING