The school is divided up between structured classroom sessions, with plenty of chalk talk and live track sessions. We start with the simple techniques in the morning and move up to more advanced techniques as the day progresses.Learn More
A short description of "WHEN" BP is needed and useful.Learn More
This is written by a racer who was there during the evolution of body position through trial and error and was instrumental in development of the most effective style.Learn More
This is a short study, about athletes human ergonomics in competition.Learn More
A quick look at how the Centers of Gravity combine when the rider is on the bike.Learn More
Addressing the theory that hanging off the bike gives a bigger contact patch and more traction.Learn More
This looks at the effect lean angle has on total weight on the tires while straight VS leaned over in a corner.Learn More
This article covers some of the science behind the forces acting on the Center of Gravity (CG) and the tires and how they apply to the movements of a motorcycle. Knowledge of this particular subject is totally optional for the rider or racer. Riders can be successful in riding and racing without knowing these scientific principles. However, it is good to know these dynamics, if one wants to understand the science of how a bike actually operates or just wants to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation about motorcycle movements. Knowledge and understanding of these forces are useful, when teaching and explaining performance techniques to new riders/racers, some of whom will actually ask intelligent questions. So if you are curious then read on.Learn More
This is a look at the differences in the forces acting on the bike when the rear tire spinning & when it's not spinning mid turn. Several color diagrams are used to more clearly visualize the forces.Learn More
A look at the changes in brake pressures relative to changes in lean angle.Learn More
Surface Area VS FrictionLearn More
Below are questions posed a Mechanical Engineers/Physics Professor about the confusion of the change in tire contact patch size and change in traction levels.Learn More
Do chicken strips mean a rider is slow?Learn More
This describes what happens when a rider gets into panic mode and "Target Fixates" on a hazard.Learn More
This is a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of many riders, both new and experienced! This topic is one of my lectures in my school. I’ll try to give you the condensed version here.Learn More
A detailed explanation of the effects and problems of engine braking.Learn More
The following are two examples from my personal experiences with people trying to interoperate, strictly from observation.Learn More
Over the past several decades I have seen multitudes of new riders, who are just starting their racing career, make the same mistakes over and over again. There are several common mistakes the majority of new bees make when prepping their bike for racing. These mistakes end up with the rookie not have a good experience at their first few race weekends.Learn More
These specs were compiled for me by the senior track paving expert, who was in charge of the repaving of Roebling Road Raceway in about 1990. This track repave was one of the few times, that did not get damaged the first time they put cars on it. The track was paved in the fall and remained closed till early spring. This information maybe a few years old and the types of materials and tools available may have changed but the procedures are the same.Learn More
A look at how CGs work and how BP changes interact with the CG of the motorcycle
Part 1 covers the basic fundamentals and dynamics of motorcycle motion.
This is Video series #1, Part 2. It goes a little more into the science of the weight transfer to the front wheel, as it applies to proper initial front brake application. It also explains the limit of traction gained from weight transfer.
CURRENTLY in re-editing and upgrades and is not available. This video series #2, Part 1 . This is the first step in developing good efficient braking skills. "How to use the front brake efficiently and aggressively."
This video series #2 part 2. This is an in-depth look at developing LATE BRAKING techniques
This is video series #2 Part 3. It covers the step by step, techniques, to safely and comfortably, attain a higher entry speed for cornering. Run time about 9 minutes.
This is video series #2 Part 4. This covers the basic theory, dynamics of trail braking.
This is a quick and simplified animated video, showing the change in the distance between 2 seconds in the fast section going into a slow section.
A close look at the function of Visual Reference Points or Action Points
This is video series 3 part 1. Basic lines for several types of turns are discussed.
This topic was briefly covered in "Dynamics of Motorcycle Motion Part 1". This video covers the topic in a little more depth.
This addresses the current popular theory about the effects of a larger contact patch from more aggressive Body Position. This video shows a simple test between two different sized tire contact patches and the friction generated.
This is the replacement book for the original "Introduction to Motorcycle Road Racing".
This is the replacement book for the original " The Complete Anthology of Motorcycle Road Race Lines".
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Besides operating the oldest and most comprehensive Motorcycle racing school, Ed Bargy is also an accomplished motorcycle & auto road course designer. Click below for more information.