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Old 15th April 2019, 01:13 PM
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When is the next one, and what are they like with relatively inexperienced riders?

I am looking for somewhere to explore the bike a little bit in a safe manner.
Are track days full of knobs acting the prick or are they friendly with newbies.

Also, would a track day be much wear and tear on the bike?
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Old 15th April 2019, 02:05 PM
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Track training day in Mondello is what you should do.
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Old 15th April 2019, 04:48 PM
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Yeh man do the training, I did one recently on a zx6r too, after the track day training. Also if you want to learn don't do what I did and try go fast (high-sided her), ride at 70% and practice techniques, get an instructor to lead you out. Enjoy!
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Old 15th April 2019, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati
Track training day in Mondello is what you should do.
This. Nice easy and controled lead in to trackdays.
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Old 15th April 2019, 08:25 PM
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Yes there are knobs but they tend to be in the advanced group...
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Old 15th April 2019, 09:04 PM
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Yes there are knobs but they tend to be in the advanced group...
Thatís a bit harsh
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Old 15th April 2019, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack stowage
Yes there are knobs but they tend to be in the advanced group...
I'm sure there is plenty of knobs as most of them are men
But some men have pussys
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Old 15th April 2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jp biker
I'm sure there is plenty of knobs as most of them are men
But some men have pussys
How do you know they are men? They could be LGBTQQIP2SAA+. That's not a joke, that's what they are calling themselves now apparently , it's easier at this stage to just say you identify as a letter of the alphabet
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Old 15th April 2019, 10:32 PM
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I self identify as an attack helicopter on even days, and a FZ6 on odd ones.
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Old 16th April 2019, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: Track Days

Originally Posted by GONKO
When is the next one, and what are they like with relatively inexperienced riders?

I am looking for somewhere to explore the bike a little bit in a safe manner.
Are track days full of knobs acting the prick or are they friendly with newbies.

Also, would a track day be much wear and tear on the bike?
You could do the introduction course, or, if you have a little confidence, do a full trackday in the novice group, ask the marshalls/instructors for their help, they're good lads and will show you around at a pace comfortable for you, and they really won't mind you asking...
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Old 16th April 2019, 01:10 PM
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As for wear and tear, not a problem at all on a modern bike, the only thing you will seriously wear out, but only as you get fairly quick, are your tyres...
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