Was a nice cooling Sunday morning 11th December, the 20th edition and the final i-RideClinic for 2016.
Who It’s For
In today’s age of high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight tourers, riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment especially at Sepang International Circuit. If you fit into the “I’m interested to gain essential riding skills and prepare yourself for a trackday or just to ride with full confidence during your weekend rides, we are here to assist.
i-RideClinic more about making you comfortable with your bike, rather than shaving off those two-tenths of a second off your lap times but still can show you how to knee down and pop a wheelie if you want. The basic aim here is to remove the everyday distractions of our roads, and provide a safe and fun environment to really see what you and your bike are capable of.
Fortunately, we at i-Moto i-RideClinic has a riding clinic those new and experienced riders “caught in the middle,” as well as those new track-day junkies who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction.
Who Teaches It
Chief instructor Roger Chia aka RC Moto, has been riding for more than 25 years, with numerous trophies and is the editor and chief test rider of i-Moto eMag & i-Moto.com.my where he road tested every new street motorcycle available in Malaysia.
How It Works
Part of the reason for the program’s success is the dynamic training, which includes both theory and practical on Track, the i-RideClinic essential riding techniques with including a basic analysis before and after riding pattern so the riders get a clear understanding of how their actions affect their bikes and riders learn how to analyse enhance their riding skills with greater confidence and maximum control and comfort.
The range portion of the training is done in a Go-Kart track (Sepang International Kart Circuit and Elite Speedway) where each of the skills are individually broken down and practiced. Working on only one skill at a time is the fastest way to make consistent riding improvements. The student are never asked to make a huge “leap of faith” in any one area.
Each skill is built up in small two-mph increments until the desired result is achieved. This allows for high confidence and never gets too scary. In fact, cornering speeds never go above 40km/h. While this may seem slow, in a tight enough corner, 40 is very, very fast. Combined with a strategic “i-Ride” techniques, individual skills into a complete riding package, i-RideClinic enables riders to learn faster and easier than ever before. Equally important, all i-RideClinic techiques and riding skills are taught with their direct applications for street riding.
What It Covers
Cornering technique is the primary focus of the i-RideClinic. Individual skills include corner entry, line selection, body position and corner exit. There are slightly different versions of these depending on the type of bike ridden, but all follow the same philosophical principals that are taught in the course. Throttle control and throttle/brake transitions are also covered in great detail. Additionally, super-tight, low-speed, “parking lot” turns are taught.
What It Costs
The cost for the standard seven-hour i-RideClinic is RM$375 depending on location which includes inclusive of track fee, certificate of participant , photos and group video, light refreshments, fruits & most important water and 100 plus.
If you would like to hire a bike from us, we have bikes for hire too, please call the number below for more information
All students must provide their own motorcycle and have at least 3 months of riding experience Motorcycle must be in proper working order, including cooling and charging systems, and a battery that is in good condition. Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and pants, gloves and boots that cover the ankles. Fingerless gloves are not allowed, but Kevlar jeans or minimum jeans with knee guard will be accepted.
When and Where
If you’re interested in attending a i-RideClinic, click on the link for the class you would like to register for. For classes ot listed, please send us an e-mail and we will put you on our mailing list to let you know when the next course will be available in your area. Classes are limited to 30 students and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The i-Moto i-RideClinic’s Promises
The i-RideClinic is committed to making you a better and safer rider and in doing so makes these promises:
• Specific, measurable improvement in your riding. No matter what skill level you are now, the i-RideClinic will make a recognizable difference in your ability to control your bike.
• Better understanding of how your bike works. How what you do affects your bike’s ability to maintain traction and control
• The ability to self-diagnose riding problems in the future. While it’s great to be able to ride better in front of a skilled coach, it’s equally important to be able to coach yourself when you detect a riding problem in the future.
• Friendly, professional service. The i-RideClinic instructors are highly trained and carefully handpicked for their teaching abilities and friendly dispositions. Your experience at the i-RideClinic will be a positive one.
Riding Gear Requirements
• Helmet-DOT-compliant helmet (Full-face preferred). Personal helmets are subject to inspection for DOT-compliance and to make sure that they are in good working condition.
• Eye protection-Face shield, googles or some form of sun-/eyeglasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.
• Gloves-Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. They must be street-motorcycle specific and/or durable leather. Mechanics gloves, batting gloves, etc. are NOT acceptable. Fingerless gloves are not acceptable.
• Pants-You must wear street motorcycle specific pants made of textile or leather. Leather chaps or Kevlar jeans are acceptable, however regular denim jeans are worn then must be with knee padding.
• Jacket-Durable leather or textile jacket (armored, motorcycle-specific is preferred)
• Boots/Shoes-Over the ankle with little to no heel. Shoes can be hiking type that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn’t be higher than what is commonly on a “workman’s boot.” Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All Star “Chuck Taylor” or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements.
• Motorcycle tires – must be in good condition.
Improve Your Ride Courses with i-RideClinic
The i-RideClinic is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both theory and on-cycle instruction.
You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road. Topics covered include having a proper mental state, understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics, cornering strategies for multiple types of turns, emergency braking and evasive manoeuvres.
Students completing the i-RideClinic significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The i-RideClinic is based on the most current research by the ride instructors, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Come experience what all the buzz is about by signing up for a i-RideClinic today!
Next i-Moto i-RideClinic is on the 8th of January 2017!