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Old 01-19-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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My first supermoto track time.

I rode my first supermoto bike on a track on Friday. I took the SoCal Supermoto class, and I gotta say, it was awesome. I'm looking around for a used DRZ400 right now to keep doing this on a regular basis. I did have a lot of trouble getting my mind to think that moving to the outside of the bike was the proper way to take a corner so I focused mainly on staying slow and getting the form right. I made some good headway, I thought, and felt a lot more comfortable getting to the right side of the bike and brought some speed into and out of the corners. I'm also a ton more comfortable about the feel of a bike just moving around underneath me non-stop.

A little review of the class. This was hands down the most easy-going and relaxed track school I have ever been to. Brian is super knowledgeable about supermoto and the way to get faster and has a way of speaking in a manner that helps you understand it in a few different ways. I had a great time and I can't imagine a better way to spend $200. Your money gets you the class, the bike, and all the track time you could ever want. I've done lots of track days and I know I have never had as much track time with any of them as I did here. It seems like it could go either way though as if there's a lot of karts there you could be sharing time with a number of other groups. You also get a ton of awesome pictures, available through Smugmug. I would highly recommend this to anyone even vaguely interested in blowing a day on a good time.

Here's a link to the two different galleries from that day;
Pic page One : Pic page Two : and a link to his website : Socal Supermoto.

Edit: In case you can't tell by my name on the leathers, I'm in the red and white AGV's with the blue and white helmet on.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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sounds good

Sounds like an absolute blast.
I saw this awhile back. Don't know if its still available, but looks like it would do the job.
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/4279081411.html
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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I rode my first supermoto bike on a track on Friday. I took the SoCal Supermoto class, and I gotta say, it was awesome. I'm looking around for a used DRZ400 right now to keep doing this on a regular basis. I did have a lot of trouble getting my mind to think that moving to the outside of the bike was the proper way to take a corner so I focused mainly on staying slow and getting the form right. I made some good headway, I thought, and felt a lot more comfortable getting to the right side of the bike and brought some speed into and out of the corners. I'm also a ton more comfortable about the feel of a bike just moving around underneath me non-stop.

A little review of the class. This was hands down the most easy-going and relaxed track school I have ever been to. Brian is super knowledgeable about supermoto and the way to get faster and has a way of speaking in a manner that helps you understand it in a few different ways. I had a great time and I can't imagine a better way to spend $200. Your money gets you the class, the bike, and all the track time you could ever want. I've done lots of track days and I know I have never had as much track time with any of them as I did here. It seems like it could go either way though as if there's a lot of karts there you could be sharing time with a number of other groups. You also get a ton of awesome pictures, available through Smugmug. I would highly recommend this to anyone even vaguely interested in blowing a day on a good time.

Here's a link to the two different galleries from that day;
Pic page One : Pic page Two : and a link to his website : Socal Supermoto.

Edit: In case you can't tell by my name on the leathers, I'm in the red and white AGV's with the blue and white helmet on.
Do the go karts have a go around for the jumps?
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:17 PM   #4
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Do the go karts have a go around for the jumps?
Yep, in the mornings we actually ran asphalt only and than they opened the dirt section in the afternoon.

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Old 01-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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booked a private group day because of this post....make sure you get a cut....hahahahaha

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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Hey Ian, thanks for the writeup and very happy you had a good time!

Yeah we don't open the dirt until 1 or so. Going back and forth from dirt to asphalt gets pretty tiring quick, so usually we like to wait so that we don't exhaust all the riders by 1 o'clock!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=iyeager;23265463]I rode my first supermoto bike on a track on Friday. I took the SoCal Supermoto class, and I gotta say, it was awesome. I'm looking around for a used DRZ400 right now to keep doing this on a regular basis.

I know there's a clean one @ Barstow Motorcycle Center. Ask for Jeff. He's the sales guy there.
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