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Watch any road race practice session and you will see riders trying different lines almost every lap, as they search for the quickest way around the track. By race time the experimentation is done and the top riders rarely stray more than a few inches from their chosen lines, but…

This is the time of year supermoto clubs in Canada bid farewell to 2015 and start planning for 2016. We reflect on some of the best times of the season and those standout moments. Supermoto is about the people and not just the cool bikes/quads.
With just a handful of rounds remaining in this year's MotoGP World Championship, it's almost certain that the championship will go to either Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo. The two Movistar Yamaha riders are atop the standings, both with more than a race worth of points in hand over Marc…

In a recent Touring Essentials blog we looked at some pointers for being able to enjoy riding in the rain. One point was to ensure you have a good rain suit to wear over your gear or rain liners to put on inside your gear. This isn’t always necessary.
Thanks to the popularity of NASCAR, most people are familiar with drafting and how it works. Obviously it plays a big part in stock car racing, but it's also important in motorcycle racing - especially at tracks with long, fast straights.

Competitive supermoto racing is a huge part of the reason there are so many clubs across our provinces and states, but not every rider who shows up has the desire to compete in the form of competition.
Now that riding season is fully underway it is time to get back to good habits to help keep you safe on the roads. Before you go for a ride, there are a number of things you should check to ensure your bike is as ready to go as you…

The first round of the 2015 Mopar CSBK series, held at Calabogie Motorsports Park, is in the books. This year I am again working with Jodi Christie and the Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies team, looking after data and electronics on Jodi's CBR600RR and CBR1000RR SP.
It could come as a result of age, size or even ability, but one thing is certain in our sport. For those who start racing as children and continue with dirt track racing, at some point you are going to have to move to a bigger bike.
In this blog I will go over the operation of a few Supermoto clubs to show some distinct differences.   François Cominardi of Supermoto Québec stated they are one of the most successful organizations in North America, yet they do not seek out sponsorship for practice or events. The large…

After four rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi sits atop the standings, with two victories and four podium finishes to his credit. While the Movistar Yamaha rider has definitely taken advantage of his competitors' various misfortunes in the opening rounds, he has just as definitely shown he is…
Well, it’s that time of the year again where a small group of predominantly Irish motorcycle racers take to the roads and compete in what some think is the craziest form of racing on the planet.
For those unaware, I will give you the Coles Notes version of the difference between DTX and ‘framer’ flat track bikes. A DTX machine is a motocross motorcycle that has been turned into a flat tracker via suspension changes and the addition of 19-inch wheels and tires, whereas a framer…

Riders such as Dani Pedrosa of MotoGP started their career racing supermoto, and continue to tune their skills riding supermoto in the off-season. High-profile riders such as Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi help validate the reality that skills developed in supermoto are directly related to flat track and road racing success;…
In any racing effort, from club-level novice to national pro and the world stage, testing plays a vital role. For inexperienced riders, it's more about learning the basic skills of road racing, trying new techniques and simply learning to ride better. At that beginning level, any riding at all can…

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