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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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A Taste Of Mowing:

How many racing organizations still do "A Taste Of Racing"?

As a racing instructor, I don't mind doing it, but holy crap!

Near as I can tell, insurance companies don't cover turning your financed motorcycle into a rectangle during these events, since they aren't actually track days.

And none of these events appear to have tech inspection (involving things like engine case covers), so the first time someone pulls an Exxon Valdez, it shuts down the track for an hour, wastes a hundred pounds of rice hull ash, and is gonna give someone pushing a broom sun stroke one of these days.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2015, 10:45 AM
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I agree. Its either a race or a trackday. Team Promotion is doing this.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 08:45 AM
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IMHO a taste of racing is a great idea . I am a big believer in track days for both young riders as well as 20/30yr veterans . Everyone comes away from a track day a better rider for the experience . The taste of racing gets people on the track to try the experience for themselves.
I do the taste of racing every time I go to a race event where its available .
In fact My personal best ride was doing a taste of racing . I Rode my Suzuki 650 Burgman to the last 2013? National AMA Superbike/Roadrace weekend. So I took the Burgman out onto the track between Superbikerace 1 and race 2 . Being The Suzuki Burgman has a TRUE scooter chassis, the pivot is AHEAD of the engine so the engine/drivetrain ALL acts as a VERY long swingarm. The bike Literally pivots in the MIDDLE. Great for smooth riding down the highway, Lousey for handling . Imagine a 700+ pound scooter(installed Givi hard Bags both sides and rear) buckling in the middle like an accordion, squirming ,full angle, laying Black lines through the corners on a tight twisty track. Got in 5 laps but was EXHAUSTED fighting the bike every inch of the way. NO, Traction control, No wheelie control ect but it was a BLAST.

Enough about me.... I have seen many riders who have done the taste of racing on there cruisers, touring bikes ect that would never try a track day in fear of being ridiculed for bringing a cruiser to a track day . In fact , the taste of racing has been the ..nudge.. many guys owning Power cruisers need for justifying trading in there power cruisers in for genuine sport bikes.

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Originally Posted by Poliziotto View Post
How many racing organizations still do "A Taste Of Racing"?

As a racing instructor, I don't mind doing it, but holy crap!
Ah that's how you know the setup side so well with track days etc

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 01:29 AM
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Well here in Sweden the national bike association have "mini" track days where you can show up at a go-cart track (usually 1-1.5km long) in different locations around the country and have a go with some instructors giving some pointers etc.

Pretty nice deal ~25 Dollars for members and ~35 dollars for none members to have a go for an hour. split in to 4 different speed groups. The good thing is that almost every insurance company see it as a good thing for bikers to get better so you are fully covered on your normal road insurance.

They also have big normal track days, same here insurance is covered by most

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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That's one of the problems with "A Taste Of Racing"...it's not a track day, so your insurance won't cover your losses if you suddenly decide to take up high-speed gardening.
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