New A-R-T

New A-R-T

For Learners and New Riders.

Your own motorcycle is required, but arrangements can be made with your dealer to deliver your new bike to the training facility.
All riders must prove they have a license to ride.

  • Motorcycle Controls
  • Protective Clothing
  • Body Hands and Feet Positioning on the Motorcycle
  • Road Positioning
  • Braking Techniques
  • The Physics of Motorcycles (Accelerating, Braking and Traction)
  • Mind-Set
  • Chosing your Future Motorcycyles
  • Basic Motorcycle Maintenance; the effects of not doing so.
  • Other Road Users

 
I want to develop the learner’s licence and testing ground experiences into real life scenarios. All of the above are covered in detail. I’ll instil what is important and how to achieve it.
 
Practising these skills will ensure you start hard wiring certain thoughts and responses in your riding; that along with adopting certain attitudes towards your own riding and the road usage of others, will make all your journeys safer.

Rusty A-R-T

Rusty A-R-T

For the returning or Rusty Rider.  
 
Your own motorcycle is required as is proof of your license to ride.
 
Riding Position & Controls
Road Positioning
Low and High Speed Braking Techniques
Incremental Increases in Speed
Protective Clothing, and the decisions behind the choices.
The Physics of Motorcycles (Accelerating, Braking and Traction)
Your Motorcycle Choice
Mind-Set
Pillion Riders and the effects
Basic Motorcycle Maintenance; the need to maintain your bike.
Other Road Users
One on One Track Work (If Requested)
 
For many riders who have taken a long riding break, you can easily be sitting astride a motorcycle that is 20 times more powerful than the last machine you used to get you to school or college. Even mid-size modern machines have made huge leaps in performance and technology.
 
Yes, tyres and handling are much improved; it’s just that you can get into difficulties much quicker too. Prepare yourself by gradual re-acquaintance of your and your bike’s abilities.
 
A large number returning riders, arm themselves with large capacity trail or dual-purpose machines, and use of these in dirt or off -tar conditions require a different set of techniques to master.
 
Let me help you get to grips with your “new” machine, whatever the style.

Better A-R-T

Better A-R-T

For the more experienced rider, who has developed their own habits and style.
 
Your own motorcycle is required as is proof of your license to ride.

 

  • Riding Position & Controls
  • Road Positioning and the consequences
  • Advanced Low and High Speed Braking Techniques
  • The Effects of Increases in Speed
  • Protective Clothing, and the decisions behind the choices.
  • The Physics of Motorcycles (Accelerating, Braking and Traction)
  • Mind-Set
  • Other Road Users
  • Basic Motorcycle Maintenance; the need to maintain your bike
  • One on One Track Work (If Requested) 

Experienced riders, those who rack up higher mileages or have 5 years or more regular saddle time, have developed their own way of riding. This refresher course is to highlight what you have forgotten, or were never taught in the first place.
 
Many habits that develop over time place long-time riders at risk due to complacency and a belief that they are better than average riders. But not everyone can be better than average, so my assessment is there to bring certain things back to the forefront of your riding and keep you firmly in the saddle.

Trail A-R-T

Trail A-R-T

For those who get Dirty or Dusty

  • Revisiting Riding Position & Controls
  • Revisiting Trail Positioning
  • Braking Techniques
  • Clothing, and the decisions behind the choices.
  • The Physics of Motorcycles (Accelerating, Braking and Traction)
  • Choosing your New Motorcycle
  • Other Riders
  • Basic Trail Safety

The thought of experiencing the wonderful open (if a little bumpy) road; turning onto a dirt track to get you to that remote destination. Yes, that’s the allure of a dual-purpose motorcycle in South Africa. Even your pillion will love the experience knowing you are prepared for the terrain that meets you.

The moment you hit that indicator switch to leave the tarmac; different rules and thoughts apply. The changes to your riding style must become 2nd nature when moving from tar to dirt or back the other way.

It’s a great way to get away from it all, so enjoy the best that South Africa’s wonderful outdoors and climate can offer, and come home with a satisfied smile knowing your skills kept you in the saddle.

Pricing

Pricing

The initial session for new or Rusty Riders is always 2 hours at a cost of R550. Subsequent one hour session cost R275, with a 10% discount for Scholars on all bookings.
 
All other rider sessions can be booked in one hour slots for R300 per hour
 
Book and pay for 6 and receive a 12.5% discount
Book and pay for 9 and receive session 10 for free.
 
All bookings will need to be paid for prior to the commencement of any training.
 
Indemnity.
 
Motorcycling is by its nature, dangerous. The techniques and advice aren’t fool-proof as I cannot control how, when, where, you use the information, the weather and surface conditions, or other “traffic” around you.
 
It therefore follows that you, not me, will be fully responsible for how you utilise the advice or techniques shown. I will also not be responsible for any traffic violations committed by you.

Before any training is allowed on a public road, the trainee must produce an appropriate Drivers Licence.

What People Say about A-R-T

What People Say about A-R-T

SZ: “……Mark took me out of my comfort zone, but still made me feel in control and capable….tested my weaknesses until they became strengths.”

HR: “ I can’t believe how rusty I’d become in critical areas.”

JR: “ Now that was a lesson in how to ride professionally…I feel so much more comfortable in traffic now.”

SA: ”…the intercom idea is magic..great feedback on what I couldn’t see myself doing..which was not using the back brake..”

JS “ Mark is a no BS guy…found important things for me to learn AT THAT MOMENT, then proceeded to teach me. …my skills rapidly improved in the space of a few lessons…also a mine of other bike related information..”
 
YC “As a 1st time biker I could not have asked for a better or more patient coach “
 
MS “Personal attention is awesome”
 
LP “…finding points that need work and helping me improve them. I’m so much more comfortable and confident on the road”

“Although this is riding in a controlled environment; no taxis or street furniture, it shows speed differential needs to be accurately assessed to ensure safe riding. Brake well before corners, and don’t run inside on the entrance to a corner. It is NOT racing and it will end in tears if you do “

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