Track days on the GS?

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Does anyone take their GS to track days? Do you get any 'raised' eyebrows from sportbike riders?
 
I ride an R1100s and have been to a number of BMW & Hopp rider days at Cadwell, both of which are run by Martin Hopp.
The GS riders certainly do surprise the other riders.
One of Martins instructors is a GS rider (and police rider) and is very very nifty.
I plan to do the next day at Cadwell on the 20th of this month & I think Martin still has some spaces.
Much recomended & very structured day.
Not the typical balls out track day full of would be racers.
His number is 01485 518032 or 07881 878989.

Mike h
 
I did a track day at mallory on my vfr last year and the novice group was full of all sorts of bike - no GS's but there was an old knackered looking Africa Twin blasting round. having switched to a 1200 GS I will definitely be doing a track day on it - and having great fun passing those race reps!
 
Did one.....

.... and had a great time. Brands Hatch, small circuit, good fun, although there are other circuits better suited to the GS' skills in the twisty bits.
No other GS' there (or beemers for that matter) and everyone else was very serious about it all - some of the novice riders turned up with track day-only specials on trailers!! :yikes

So next time I'd probably look for a more like-minded group - I've heard the Hopp days are worth it and if I did another track day I'd look to those first.
Andy
 
Can't remember who it was............

but I saw a video clip of somebody on here doing a track day at Brands on a :GS , whipping the a**e off all amount of sport bikes :D. Excellent :thumb !
 
Re: Can't remember who it was............

Belgian John said:
but I saw a video clip of somebody on here doing a track day at Brands on a :GS , whipping the a**e off all amount of sport bikes :D. Excellent :thumb !

T'was Big Nige, clip should be in the archive somewhere if you do a search
 
Did a track day at Mallory last year and Cadwell the year before. Huge fun.

Was going to go back to Mallory this year but they are insisting on leathers (which I don't have). It was always a requirement in theory but never enforced before. :(

Paul
 
Doing a day at Cadwell 26th of this month on the GSA, should be fun.

If anybody wants the UK MCN Track Notes I can post on Smugmug...
 
did Donnington in the wet last year and surprised some people, there's a lot to be said for usable power when the circuit is soaked - you can still nail it all the way!

But Cadwell is definitely a better GS circuit, had an interesting duel there with a German bloke on a R1100S a few weeks ago.
 
Did Donington last August, doing Snetterton this August.

Turn up, remove luggage, waste prats with more cash than skills on track day specials, put luggage back on, go home , have beer, laugh a lot.





Marcus


:beer: :D :beer: :D
 
Get's a bit boring though, overtaking them all coming into/ going through/coming out of all the bends, only to see them all zoom past you down the straights. And don't even try to cane it, you'll only postpone the inevitable. Trackdays? B-O-O-O-R-I-N-G!!!

:)
 
ho hum....

this thread reads abit like my ''my gs whips any other bike down the twisties''

well, so far, the only time im trailing behind a gs is when the silly irriot wont move the old girl over to one side to let everyone safely through.......gs does handle really great for sure but its no sports bike so why do you want to pitch it up against them?
 
robeekay67 said:
well, so far, the only time im trailing behind a gs is when the silly irriot wont move the old girl over to one side to let everyone safely through.......gs does handle really great for sure but its no sports bike so why do you want to pitch it up against them?
You are welcome to come try keep up with mine on a sports bike.;)
 
We do have some boring old farts on this site don't we. My point is that since I got my GS I've sold both my sports bike and my dirt bike. My GS does it all. I enjoy the odd track day, nothing wrong with that, but, I enjoy them even more on a bike that probably shouldn't be there. For me it presents a riding challenge keeping up with and passing faster and more capable machines, and by the way, not that many come past on the straights.
A bike is there to be used, myself and Abelrider clearly use ours more fully than others. It's a personal choice thing.


Marcus;)
 
Marcus Shurvinton said:
We do have some boring old farts on this site don't we. My point is that since I got my GS I've sold both my sports bike and my dirt bike. My GS does it all. I enjoy the odd track day, nothing wrong with that, but, I enjoy them even more on a bike that probably shouldn't be there. For me it presents a riding challenge keeping up with and passing faster and more capable machines, and by the way, not that many come past on the straights.
A bike is there to be used, myself and Abelrider clearly use ours more fully than others. It's a personal choice thing.


Marcus;)

Oh! Can I be in your club? Oh, can I? Can I? I can assure you that there is NO WAY that you'll be able to keep up with me.

:p :p :p
 
FLASH said:
Oh! Can I be in your club? Oh, can I? Can I? I can assure you that there is NO WAY that you'll be able to keep up with me.

:p :p :p
I know some that have.;)
 
A bike is there to be used, myself and Abelrider clearly use ours more fully than others.

ehhhhhh??????? line up to get lessons you lot.
 
robeekay67 said:
ho hum....

this thread reads abit like my ''my gs whips any other bike down the twisties''

well, so far, the only time im trailing behind a gs is when the silly irriot wont move the old girl over to one side to let everyone safely through.......gs does handle really great for sure but its no sports bike so why do you want to pitch it up against them?

Don't think the guy who trashed his Blade while trying to loose me in North Wales a few years ago would agree with you on this one Rob :rolleyes:
 


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