the 1980s, King Kenny (3 time world champion Kenny
began training up and coming riders on XR100 mini-bikes to improve and
enhance the riders skills using bikes just like ours (mini-bikes
that have less than 10hp). Riders such as Wayne Rainey (3 time world champion),
Eddie Lawson (4 time world champion), John Kosinski (2 time world champion)
have all utilized this valuable training even while competing at the world
championship level. This not much talked about training has been used
and is still used by current riders such as the Hayden brothers, the Bostrom
brothers, Colin Edwards, Tony Elias and yes, even Valentino Rossi! How
do you think all of these guys learned to slide a bike so well? The drills
and techniques we use translate directly to all types of riding and all
areas of riding: balance, throttle control, body positioning, traction,
weight bias, peg weighting, vision and references, just to name a few points. All of these elements combine to make you a better rider no matter what
type of riding you do. Street riders will find that they have
a greater sense of awareness of their skills and improvement in their
riding. Racers will find that and much much more. The training we do at
Cornerspin is not new but new to most riders. Call it the best kept
secret of the pros.
American Motorcyclist Magazine August 2013 Cover Story
Big People Learn Mad Skills at Cornerspin
Cross Training at Cornerspin Student Bob Burns shares his experience. Click here to read the article.
Click HERE to find out if Cornerspin is for YOU! See why riders from all walks of life (including Marc Marquez) say "This is the most fun you can have on a motorcycle."
Marc Marquez - Indy MotoGP Teleconference on August 12th, 2013
(excerpt from SuperbikePlanet.com):
Q. I know that you've been training with dirt track bikes, something that a lot of American riders would be interested in. Why are you using dirt track methods to train?
MARC MARQUEZ: You know, when I was younger, I like it so much and I enjoy it a lot. I'm already with 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 years old, I did many laps on this track bike. And then, you know, in Spain, in America, it's more popular the dirt track but here in Spain, not so much.
But now this season, I say, OK, I want to start again with the dirt track, because I like it and I enjoy it. And then you feel the bike a little bit different, because you're going on the bike, you're going in the corner so fast, and then you need to stop, pick up the bike and go. It's more or less like in what you use in MotoGP.
Also, the attention in corner, you need to control the slide and you need to control gas, and basically, I think it's quite good because then you feel a little bit different, and also the reason maybe is because I enjoy it a lot.