Level 1 - 3 is not a gauge of technical difficulty or advancement in rider training. Levels 1 - 3 collectively teach 15 fundamental riding techs required to understand the art of cornering. Level 4 requires the rider to first grasp the fundamentals before diving deeper into each technique to expand riding knowledge.
California Superbike School Levels
Level One addresses the six most common errors riders, from novice to world-class racers, make and why. You will realise exactly how they have stopped or slowed your own improvement as a rider. There will be a technical briefing for each one including on and off-track drills that put you in control of them. Your assigned coach for the day will observe and correct any difficulties you are having with each drill. You will be coached as an individual, according to your skill level. You will improve.
Students often comment that Level One answers questions they didn’t even know they had. Confidence and control are shattered when riders experience vague fears about turn entry speed, finding good lines, bike stability and their own rider-induced errors. These fears and uncertainties are addressed and replaced with confident and precise bike control. Within the boundaries of good sense and safety, the speed you ride is up to you.
It is no secret that Keith was the first to tackle the problems of vision and riding, and was the first to develop drills to handle them. Once you have full understanding of what a motorcycle can and should do from the Level 1 drills, we move on step-by-step to sharpen your visual skills. Level II is all about solutions to problems we face with our eyes.
The school’s visual drills put you in control of the road. We define our visual enemies and how to overcome them. Everyone knows that target fixation is dangerous. How bad is it? With logical, step-by-step procedures, your eyes become precision instruments. The results of Level 2 are amazing. Riders lose their claustrophobia in corners and gain the freedom to really use the roads they ride.
In addition to the visual drills we now include a Body Position drill, and we finish off the day with a full Braking Drill where we will cover all aspects from road, track, and trail braking. Level 2 really is an essential part of your motorcycle training and sets you up ready for Level 3!
Level Three addresses five more proactive technical points on riding. We thoroughly cover how you interface with the bike, your body position choices and how these can affect the cornering process. Once rider position and stability are completely understood it paves the way for line selection options you may never have imagined. All five of the exercises done in Level Three are indispensable tools which will put you in control of any set of twisties that exists. This level breaks down the barriers that a rider may not have even realised were related to rider position or stability; distractions in movement taking attention from reference points, instability causing loss of traction, balance changes affecting the bikes geometry, the list is extensive - with Level 3 you get introduced to the skills that will give you a whole new approach to your riding style and gives you a set purpose for each movement.
Level Four takes a completely different turn. We ask you what needs to be improved.
Now that a rider has spent at least three levels with us and discussed and practiced over 15 different riding skills, we design a program uniquely for that rider. At Level Four we take a focused look at your skills and tie up the loose ends to your satisfaction.
Level 4 is custom designed for each rider. Aside from their assigned on-track coach, we also provide a highly trained consultant to work with the rider off-track throughout the day. The on and off-track coaches co-ordinate together providing an amazingly detailed yet consistent training process for the individual rider.
Level 4 is the culmination of the most in-depth motorcycle training program in the world. We have over 200+ drills that the coaches can draw from on the day based on your individual riding skill level, and with Keith Code still working with riders there are more drills being analysed, refined, and developed each week. California Superbike School – we guarantee improvement!