Let’s face it, big bike riders are more than familiar with the power that their motorcycles are turning out. A lot of big bikes, especially naked bikes and sportbikes, produce as much, or even more power than the average mid sized family car. As such, one can wonder just how all this power in such a lightweight machine can be usable on the street. Well, the fact of the matter is that all this power just isn’t usable on the street—in a safe and responsible manner, at least.
Even for expressway legal motorcycles, sustaining speeds in excess of 100 km/h doesn’t necessarily require 150 hp. That being said, there is a right time and place to stretch your motorcycle's legs. That’s right, it’s on the racetrack. Now, there are a handful of racing circuits which are in rather close proximity to the metro. Tracks like Clark International Speedway and Batangas Racing Circuit can be booked in advance for you to test your bike's limits in a safe and controlled environment. Having said all that, here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to ride a motorcycle on a race track.
It helps develop your riding skills
Riding on a racetrack allows you to achieve speeds which you would commonly not do on the street. It doesn’t really matter if you are racing, or just there for a leisurely track day. Hitting the circuit aboard your motorcycle will undoubtedly add a good list of high-speed motorcycle handling techniques to your repertoire. Skills like throttle control, braking, cornering, and vision will all be trained. The best part of it all is that all this is happening in a safe and controlled environment.
Familiarize yourself with your motorcycle
There’s no better way to get a better feel for your motorcycle then by riding it close to the limit. Riding on the street always requires you to maintain a certain level of caution simply due to how many variables there are to consider when it comes to safety. On the track, however, you can focus solely on controlling your motorcycle at speed, tackling corners smoothly and precisely, and mastering your skills.
It will not be surprising if, on your first track today, you will discover that your motorcycle is capable of so much more than you previously thought. More often than not, motorcycle manufacturers build their machines to be able to perform well beyond the skill level of novice riders. This means that you can be confident in knowing that your motorcycle is capable of handling the abuse you’re putting it through on the track—provided, of course, that you’re riding it in a responsible manner.
Satisfy your need for speed
Riding on the racetrack is also a good Way of blowing off some steam, particularly if the one who enjoys riding fast. While riding on a race track isn’t all about outright speed, it is a major factor, especially in racetracks like Clark International Speedway with its long main straight. Because of this, you can definitely scratch your itch when it comes to riding at a high rate of speed on the racetrack. It is undoubtedly a lot safer and more responsible as opposed to over-speeding on the street.
It’s absolutely exhilarating
It doesn’t really matter how much experience you have on track. Riding on the racetrack will always be a very exciting, exhilarating experience, no matter your skill level. It really is an excellent way of building confidence on your motorcycle, and the skills you learn on the track will undoubtedly be applicable on the street, as well. Riding your motorcycle on the racetrack is also a great mental exercise, in the sense that it requires your full focus, and allows you to clear your mind and immerse yourself at the present moment.