Racing

First Trackday on the GSXR750K2 and beyond

So to my first Trackday on the GSXR. I had not done a huge amount in preparation for this outing. I got some Bridgestone BT016Pro tyres as they were cheap and had good reviews, and i always used to be a Bridgestone man. Every set of tyres I bought in the past has been Bridgestone, if I was just changing one I would usually match up to the existing tyre on the bike. I had done some road miles to get the tyre bedded in as I did not fancy scrubbing in the tyre at Cadwell!!!! On the road I had seemed to gel with the bike and I went well on it, though the gear change was a little stiff after I had had to change 2nd and 6th gear…

Preparing for a Track Day

So you want to get on track, good move not only is it fun it’ll also let you find out what your bike is capable of and hopefully make you a better rider. There are three obvious ways to get out on track.

Take up Racing Go to a Race School Do a Trackday

Taking up racing is a little extreme as a first track experience, but in the days before Trackdays it was the way it had to be done. I will try and cover going racing in a future article. With regard to going  to a Race School, this is not something I have done but the thought of ragging someone else’s bike round a track while having someone tell me how to ride better…

Bandit Suzuki GSF1200N Track Bike

Thinking about what I want to do with my bikes my thoughts have drifted round to the first brand new bike I bought (A GSF1200N Bandit) and how much I liked it. It was the first bike I took on track and I thought it might be fun to have one in the garage for road riding and occasional track day. It would have to be the right track day such as the Bike Magazine Re-Claim Our Tracks track day or the Practical Sports Bike Pre 1997 day but it could be fun. Any way here are some thoughts on some mods that might be needed.…