MotoMark1 has designed a class to go along with the new book that Mark co-authored with Pat Hahn. The techniques taught can be applied to all motorcycles whether large or small.
Want to purchase the book and check it out? Mark has some available at a great price. Give us a call or email Mark for more information on the book or the class.
BRING YOUR SPOUSE TO CLASS
We are allowing students to bring their spouse or significant other with them to class this year. This will help keep them motivated and will allow them to do something together instead of spending the day apart.
Learn new skills on your own and then learn them with your partner on board. We want to make everyone happy!
We regret to announce that the town of Garner has shut down the training site located at Team Powersports in Garner. Until further notice our off road classes will be held at our Harrells, NC location down east.
We want to extend a warm thank you to Team Powersports for all their support and efforts toward keeping the training alive.
Ride Vs. DRIVE
Click on the picture to read about our philosophy on Riding your motorcycle versus DRIVING your motorcycle.
MotoMark1 Maximum Control Tips
How to have Maximum Control over your motorcycle is simple:
Be smooth: Motorcycles like to stay smooth and upright. When a motorcycle feels a problem it gets rid of the problem... guess who that is? That's right ...you Motorcycle likes smooth gentle inputs. Think of it as a dance where you know the steps and the music and everything flows like poetry in motion or like a massage. How would you respond if someone was jerking you around giving you erratic input or would someone get more out of you if they gently massaged you into persuasion? Get the picture? If you give the bike smooth input as if you know what you are doing then the it will handle better and be more predictable. Train to be smooth, then driving the bike will be effortless.
- Be smooth
- Plan ahead
- Keep something in reserve
Plan ahead: Another word for planning ahead is anticipate, prepare, know what to expect and plan to control whatever situation lies ahead be it a curve, traffic or a hazard. Planning ahead helps keep you from getting caught in a bad situation. Sort of like playing chess, you must think 3, 4,5 moves ahead to escape a hazard or danger. When you are on a motorcycle you must think the same way 3,4,5, moves ahead. IF you wait to act when the other act occurs you are always on the bad end of the reactionary gap. By planning ahead, training, practicing and preparing yourself and your skills you put the reactionary gap on your side and not the side of the hazard. Slow down and give your brain time to work so you can react.
Tune in next time to learn about the next two tips to maintain Maximum Control!
Basic Police Motor Officer Course
MotoMark1 is offering a Police Motor School in July. This is a full 44 hour course that will provide a police motor certification. The dates are Friday-Sunday, July 13-15 and the next Sat-Sun, July 21-22. This is a 5 day course with a long day on the second weekend to conduct night training. This course is not on the website, but we are opening it up to the public and Law Enforcement Agencies for those that might be interested. The course will be taught at our Burlington location. Call or email Mark for details and pricing.
|2012 Schedule |Precision Maneuvering School
MSF Dirt Bike School
- June 30 - Burlington, NC
- July 28 - Burlington, NC
- September 15 - Burlington, NC
- September 16 - Burlington, NC
- October 13 - Burlington, NC
- October 27 - Burlington, NC
- November 10 - Burlington, NC
- December 1 - Burlington, NC
- December 15 - Burlington, NC;
- June 23 - Harrells, NC
- October 6 - Harrells, NC
Basic Overland Confidence Course
- June 23-24 - Harrells, NC
- October 6-7 - Harrells, NC
- July 15-17 - Iron Horse MC Lodge
- August 5-7 - Iron Horse MC Lodge
- September 9-10 - Iron Horse MC Lodge
- October 21-23 - Iron Horse MC Lodge
- November 4-5 - Iron Horse MC Lodge
- December 2-4 - Iron Horse MC Lodge