Training

Professional training for riders of all abilities

About our levels

The California Superbike School’s syllabus consists of four levels of training, each of which is delivered in a single day. All students are required to undertake the levels in order.

Each level covers a range of technical skills and drills which are taught off-track and practised on-track. An individual debrief follows each on-track session. Classroom briefings are given by a world class seminarist who has been trained personally by Keith Code. On track coaching is provided on a 1:3 coach to student ratio.

For a more detailed explanation of each Level – please read the descriptions below.

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Level 1

Foundation Skills and Techniques

Level 1 teaches five fundamental skills which are addressed in turn. Each has a technical briefing followed by an on-track riding session allowing you to apply and understand each skill. At the end of Level 1 we expect you to have significantly improved your understanding of motorcycle control and to be confident in applying these skills on both road and track.

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Level 2

Visual Skills and Techniques

Level 2 addresses how you visualise and plan for the road or track ahead. Learning how your eyes function and how to create space and therefore time will vastly improve your cornering confidence and overall riding performance. By the end of Level 2 we expect you to have confidence in your ability to plan for the road ahead and for your riding to flow.

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Level 3

Rider Stability

Level 3 addresses how you interact with your motorcycle. Our team will teach you about rider and motorcycle stability, body position choices and transitions, and how these can effect the cornering process. All of the skills you learn are indispensable for use on road or track. Classroom briefings take place on a static motorcycle ahead of on-track practice. Level 3 can be physically tiring as the riding style and skills have a much higher degree of physicality. By the end we expect you to have significantly improved your riding ability, and your stability when moving around on the motorcycle.

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Level 4

Personalised Coaching

Level 4 is a step-change from Levels 1-3 in that it is highly tailored to your personal goals. It provides you with both an on-track and an off-track coach who work together as a team to support your specific training requirements. Many Level 4 students continue to come back to the school at different circuits, refining and improving their riding skills.

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Motorcycle Hire

Arrive and ride! The California Superbike School has a limited number of Kawasaki motorcycles available for students to hire on school days. The cost of hire includes fuel, tyres and insurance* for the day. Hire costs relate to the specific class of motorcycle hired and the fleet is available on a first come-first served basis. * Insurance Terms and Conditions apply.

Kawasaki ZX-10R

KAWASAKI ZX-10R

The new Kawasaki ZX-10R with its all-new aerodynamic body package, small & light LED headlights, TFT colour instrumentation plus updates derived from Kawasaki Racing Team World Superbike expertise is the first choice of the school's coaching team and a fantastic motorcycle on which to experience the school.

Kawasaki Z900

KAWASAKI Z900

The Z900 is the next step in aggressive Z Sugomi styling and possesses a stack of torque and power. The new fleet will be arriving at the school with new features including integrated riding modes, a new TFT colour screen and LED lighting.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

KAWASAKI NINJA 650

With its distinct Ninja personality the new Ninja 650 offers superb sporting performance and balanced handling. For those wanting to arrive and ride the Ninja 650 is a smart and affordable choice.

Required Personal Equipment

The school has mandatory rider equipment requirements for all school attendees and a personal kit-check takes place at each school. Required equipment includes a singularly constructed full-face helmet (No flip-ups permitted), above ankle leather boots and leather gloves which cover your sleeves. Leather suits of either 1-Piece or 2-Piece construction may be worn. Textile clothing is not acceptable for circuit riding.

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Helmets

Your helmet must be ACU Gold-rated with a visible sticker.

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Leathers

Please note 2-piece leather suits must zip fully together.

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Gloves & Boots

Your gloves should cover your wrists. Boots must be above ankle.

Capture the action

Our resident professional motorsport photographer Tim Keeton has over 25 years experience and is a regular attendee at both World Superbike (WSBK) and British Superbike (BSB) championship events. He attends each school day and takes a range of photographs from various vantage points around the circuit and in the paddock. These photographs are available for students to purchase and can be accessed and downloaded as digital files shortly after a school has concluded.

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