Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Long Island, NY
Track Day on my K1600
I recently did a track day with an outfit called "Tony's Track Days". They're located here in the Northeast and setup track days at 4 or 5 tracks in the area. One unique thing they do is host "Non-Sport Bike" days. Now, on their regular days, you can ride anything and everything if it's got 2 wheels, a motor and passes tech, but on the NSB days, they specifically don't allow sport bikes to allow those with all other forms of bikes to ride in a more leisurely environment that puts the stress on cornering skills that can help you out on the road and aren't so focused on decreasing lap tips. There are three groups based on experience, ability and equipment. You can be moved up or down a group after the sessions based on how you're working out with the other riders in the group. The format of the day is broken up into hourly rotations. each hour, you do 20 minutes on the track, 20 minutes in the classroom, and 20 minutes break, with each group doing one of these three things. You'll end up repeating that rotation about 6 times during the day. A total of an hour and 20 minutes of riding time doesn't seem like a lot, but you're completely wiped by the last session. Anyways, it's a great experience and a useful learning tool for anyone interested. The K1600 handled very well out there, but even hanging off as far as I could, and raising the suspension to the max, and removing highway pegs, I was still touching the crash bars, so that just meant that it's time to invest in an actual track bike and start doing normal track days! There's actually a 2005 Suzuki SV650 sitting in my garage as we speak being torn down and gone over....
There was a very skilled photographer at the track names Arcy Kusari who owns a company called "On Track Media". Here are a few of his photos he captured of me.
Live to ride. Ride for a living.
Work - 2018 H-D NYPD FLHP
Personal - 2013 BMW K1600GTL
Track - 2005 Suzuki SV650
Last edited by mglax13; 08-19-2019 at 11:28 PM.