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Old Jan 9th 2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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Thanks, I didn't see your post above GIrish. You think the R6 is closer to the Pani then the Beemer?
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 09:52 AM   #12
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No, the S1000RR is going to be a lot closer to the experience of the Panigale on track given the similarity in straight line speed. However, I wouldn't use that as a reason to go to CSS over the Yamaha school. If you learn the proper skills on a 600 you should be able to apply them just fine when you get back on your Pani.
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 10:07 AM   #13
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if your just starting out does it really matter? the bmw is going to be closer to the pani, however your not going to be able to use either to the max anyway so that part doesnt matter to me.
Also yamaha gives you much more actual track time and the groups are very small per instructor. there are videos on the links.
Im going to yamaha not for what bike i will ride but for the instructors at the course.
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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It sounds like you both agree, it is the school, not the bike that I am interested in.
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 10:24 AM   #15
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I did the Keith Code CSS two day superbike camp at Barber this past June, some of the best money ever spent on learning to ride.

School is organized in four levels, and they take you step by step all the way thru each class (the superbike camp covers 2 levels per weekend, I did level 1 and 2).

Their's a reason Code school has been around for 30 years. They know what they're doing, beautifully organized, lots of riding and lots of interaction with instructor!
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 12:07 PM   #16
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I just want to get on here and first say Thank You(!) to those of you interested in bettering yourselves and representing the Yamaha Champions School. I got off the phone with mark419ny and I know there are always questions.

For anyone interested in more information about the school or if you have questions just shoot me a message and I will help out all that I can.

I don't want to be spam all over here, but will certainly offer any help that I can for you guys to make the best decision for you. There are a lot of options out there but you all seem to be aware of the first step which is deciding to make the most significant component of the bike (the rider) better.

Also, think about coming by our presentations at the International Motorcycle Shows in NYC and Chicago and you will get to see first hand how we do things in the school, what we talk about and see if it is something that works for you.

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Old Jan 9th 2013, 03:43 PM   #17
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For the VA, MD, NC riders on here. If you are seriously interested in learning how to ride the 1199 well on a track I can suggest www.teampromotion.com
I've been riding this track for two seasons. Met a few members of this forum too. (they may chime in)

This advanced rider training is taught by some CCS and AMA riders that really take you through all the steps to becoming a truly safe and skilled rider. There are several tracks they train at. The track I ride is NCCAR/NCBIKE. It's a wide track and has some of the best learning turns I've riden. They teach you entry and exit, as most riding schools do and assign a coach to watch and provide you with advice.

If you are a member of the US armed forces they provide you with a discounted price and all the gear free the first time. (for this you have zero reason to puss out)

At any rate, if you own a Pani you owe it not only to yourself but to the bike to see what this bike is designed for. Go to the track!
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 06:20 PM   #18
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Great thread! I was doing some research a couple weeks ago and was wanting to get some feed back on anyone's experience at the schools myself. For me I think I've narrowed it down to the Yamaha school or Kieth Code's. Both appear well put together on their websites. I've been to the Miller in Utah and watched WSBK and its a sweet track! But both of them also have classes at Laguna Seca which I think is my dream track.
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 06:45 PM   #19
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Another vote for the Keith Code's School. Absolutely awesome!!!

I've done trackdaya with STT, NESBA, FTD, and Team Pro Motion.

Nesba has been my favorite organization. Anytime I've ridden with them I'm hooked up with a CR to show me the track lines. Nesba's CR's are often racers, so there input has helped a ton.

STT, and FTD are also great, great orgs.

My last Team Pro Motion day we had 70 plus people on the grid at Summit Point. The track was like a parking lot. At noon I packed up and left. This was years ago, so hopefully things have changed for the better.
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Old Jan 9th 2013, 06:58 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Evo View Post
Ordered an 1199R this morning and as soon as I'm somewhat comfortable on the bike, I'll be doing this at Eastern Creek.

I don't want to be a hero, I want to improve my riding technique and heard nothing but good things about CSS.

My friend and I are looking forward to it.

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congrats on the R

i've done plenty of school days at EC and PI and the staff is excellent, you'll have a great day
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