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Introduce yourself / Re: fl rider
« on: January 25, 2014, 11:28:39 AM »
Welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana darksidemxer, you are going to have loads of fun!

Introduce yourself / Re: Hello from Daytona Beach, FL
« on: January 24, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »
Welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana, you'll have loads of fun with the WRX and maybe learn the odd thing too.


Introduce yourself / Re: Novice from Southern California
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
On a multi or a small single/twin we tend not to use the clutch. Might get used just to smooth out the power pulses on the big capacity twins and singles.

Introduce yourself / Re: Novice from Southern California
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:32:35 AM »
We do trail brake into the rotations, but whether we complete the turn on the front brake is very much a matter of personal preference. The trick is to be able to haul the bike down to a very slow speed as we spiral in towards the pylon and then use just enough of either brake to maintain that speed against the open throttle.

In case you haven't seen it before here is a nice slow-mo of a rider who uses just a smidge of rear brake as he rotates around the pylon.

Introduce yourself / Re: Birmingham, AL guy...
« on: January 14, 2014, 03:16:40 AM »
Hi Smitty and welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana.

Tell us where you are and we will see if we can put you together with some other riders in your area.

Florida / Re: First/Organizational Meeting
« on: January 12, 2014, 10:46:56 AM »
Great to hear your first meeting went well and that you have got a good number of people who are willing to give Moto Gymkhana a go.

I suggest that you get everybody to have a go at the GP8 course so that they can set themselves a benchmark time. That way as they begin to improve they can look back at their first timed attempt and be amazed at how far they have come.

Just to give you a bit of a taster here is Noboru Yoshino, the world's fastest GP8'er showing what hours and hours of practice can do.

Moto Gymkhana - R8ing Figure 8 Top Rider GP8 Yoshi

Introduce yourself / Re: Novice from Southern California
« on: January 07, 2014, 05:10:44 AM »
Greetings ViciousCycle and welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana.

Hope you do manage to meet up with some riders in your area as the sport is much more fun when there are a few of you going out to play.

Events / Re: 2014 International Event Schedules
« on: January 06, 2014, 12:12:39 PM »
The long awaited BOOK has turned out to be be a series of cards that detail each Moto Gymkhana exercise and will form part of the Moto-Gym training/coaching system. All being the first collection will be published by the Spring of 2014.

Our own competition dates for 2014 have now been confirmed and if anybody from the US fancies coming over to the UK then we would welcome you with open arms!

Events Dates For 2014
National Championship Series:

Round 1  Donington Park 10 May
Round 2 Darlington  8 June
Round 3 Donington Park 28 June
Round 4 Bexhill on Sea  27 July
Round 5 Donington Park 9 August
Round 6 Kempton Park 7 September
Round 7 Donington Park 27 September

Experience Events

Donington Park 26 April
Kempton Park 4 May
Donington Park - 31 May
Darlington 7 June


Prescott Bike Festival 6 April
Bike 1066 Spring Opener Show - 5 May
BMF Show Peterborough 16 -18 May
BMF Tail End Show 12 -14 September 

There will be lots more Practice & Play and Moto-Gym events at Donington, but the dates of these have yet to be confirmed.

Events / Re: 2014 International Event Schedules
« on: January 05, 2014, 06:08:55 AM »
JAGE is the governing body of Moto Gymkhana in Japan. It stands for Japan Autoby Gymkhana Edifice, Autoby being the Japanese motorcycle magazine that has sponsored and followed the series since it first began over 20 years ago. The Moto Gymkhana Association is directly affiliated to JAGE and promotes all the rules, regulations, systems, methods and procedures that have been designed and formalised by JAGE

There are several competition series as well as the JAGE cup such as the Dunlop Autoby cup which is the big one, right through to smaller regional competitions.

If your Japanes is up to scratch, here is a link to their website.

Events / 2014 International Event Schedules
« on: January 03, 2014, 09:53:11 AM »
Hi all.

I am trying to collate all the International Moto Gymkhana events that are coming up in 2014 so could you let me know as soon as you have your dates and locations fixed?

Just as a taster, here is the schedule for the JAGE Cup in Japan.

2014 JAGE Cup schedule.

09/March/2014 (日) JAGE training
11/May/2014 (日) JAGE training
08/June/2014 (日) JAGE Cup Round 1
12/July/2014 (土) JAGE training
13/July/2014 (日) JAGE Cup Round 2
11/October/2014 (土) JAGE training
12/October/2014 (日) JAPAN Dunlop
16/November/2014 (日) JAGE Cup Round 3
07/December/2014 (日) JAGE training

日) means Sunday

Florida / Re: First/Organizational Meeting
« on: January 03, 2014, 06:02:25 AM »
Wish I could be there with you! Oh well, maybe I will be able to make it at some other time.

Introduce yourself / Re: Another new "guy" from FL
« on: December 25, 2013, 07:38:12 AM »
Hi Misty! Welcome to the wonderful world of Moto Gymkhana.

General Discussion / Re: What motorcycle do you ride?
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:21:55 AM »
The selection of bikes in the UK Moto Gymkhana events runs from little 50cc automatic scooters right through to big cruisers and sports bikes. The most popular machines tend to be the Fazer, Hornet and Bandit 600's with a sprinkling of ex riding school 500 twins. There are more and more Supermoto's coming along now and we see quite a few DRZ's and KTM's in the line-up.

As our Japanese friends say, "it is the rider not the bike that is being challenged" so it really doesn't matter what people ride.

Video & Pics / Re: Skills challenge from local event.
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:16:14 AM »
Well at least the rider in the video knew what he was doing! First class riding, but such a shame that so few people turned up.

Introduce yourself / Re: Jim Burgess / Jacksonville FL - Member Profile
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:16:28 AM »
Hi Jim.

You would be surprised how many lone riders are out there just whizzing round cones in the sure and certain knowledge that what they are doing could be REALLY important. As we act as the central point of contact for Moto Gymkhana riding groups all over the world, we have seen a great many people just like yourself starting with just one or two riders, but by giving them a set of rules, regulations, systems, methods and procedures other people soon join in because the riding finally has a purpose!

A good example of this is Vulfy up in New York City who started out on his own, but now attracts quite a few riders to his practice events. Way over the other side of the world in Viet Nam a chap called "Wild Akai"did the same and now organises full-on Moto Gymkhana events that attract a significant number of riders.

Keep plugging away as it will soon come good!

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