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Training and Bike Hire

Take the opportunity to have a go at riding your own road motorbike at the racetrack in our training class, or have a go at racing on the BEARS hire bike, a KTM RC390. 

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Training on your motorbike at the racetrack

The BEARS Motorcycle Club welcomes you to bring your road motorbike to our regular club race meetings for training at the racetrack. Open to any brand of road motorbikes suitable for training. The training class is limited to 6 trainees and a trainer will be assigned to each rider. Passing is allowed on the outside of corners and straights only. This is your opportunity to receive one on one training at the racetrack. For $30 (which covers entry and MNZ licence for the day) you can have a go on the racetrack and have training. You DO NOT need a motorcycle road licence.

 

Riding gear requirements:

  • A full face motorcycle helmet that is in good condition, visible helmet standard label, has a clean visor and is less than 10 years old.

  • Leather boots, motocross or touring type.

  • Leather gloves.

  • Full racing or touring leathers, or leather jacket of motorcycle riding type (not dress type) and leather motorcycle pants which zip to the jacket.

  • Back Protector and Chest Protector are compulsory for all riders.

Motorbike preparation:

  • Tyres must be up to WOF standard.

  • Mirrors need to be removed or taped.

  • Handlebar ends need to be plugged.

  • All glass to be taped or removed. Plastic lights and indicators do not need to be taped.

  • Side stands, passenger footrests and center stands need to be wired up (tie wire or electrical zip ties) or taken off.

  • No oil or radiator leaks – check your sump plug.

  • If your sump plug has a lock wire hole then wire it up.

  • Remember to check tyre pressures, chain tension, oil and water levels, brake fluid levels, brake pads and bring fuel.

 

For further information you can contact Simon Attridge on 027 272 6492 or email info@bearsracing.nz.

Have a go at racing on the BEARS hire bike - KTM RC390

Have a go at racing! The BEARS club has a KTM RC390 race bike available for any rider wanting to give our sport a go. The objective is to introduce more riders to the sport and help novices make the step up to competitive racing. The bike will be available at our club racing rounds and coaching given to those who take part. You will need to be a confident road rider. You DO NOT need a motorcycle road licence. The Club has a spare back protector and chest protector you can borrow for the day if required.

 

You will be expected to look after the bike, and check the tyre pressures etc. There are plenty of people on hand to provide helpful advice. The bike will be transported to and from the track for you and ready to go when you get there. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK!

For $150 (which covers entry and MNZ licence for the day),  you get to ride a race prepped bike, gas included - ready to go. For competent riders we recommend you select for your entry the "Lightweight 0-400" and "Superstock Limited" classes.

If you want to give it a go you must apply in advance by contacting Glenn Corson on 027 435 0406 or email info@bearsracing.nz.

Riding gear requirements:

  • A full face motorcycle helmet that is in good condition, visible helmet standard label, has a clean visor and is less than 10 years old.

  • Leather boots, motocross or touring type.

  • Leather gloves.

  • Full racing or touring leathers or, leather jacket of motorcycle riding type (not dress type) and leather motorcycle pants which zip to the jacket.

  • Back Protector and chest protector.

Race Call Procedure:

  1. Standby Call (5 min call / 1st call), riders should start to get ready for their next race. This will usually be announced after the white flag has first gone out in the current race.

  2. Pit Lane Call (2 min call / 2nd call), riders must now start to make their way to Pit Lane and queue. This will usually be announced after the chequered sign/flag has gone out in the current race and the last rider has passed it.

    • During the 2-Minute Call period and usually after 1 minute, the all-clear will be given from the marshals from all the flag points. At this stage, the racetrack will be OPEN for 1 minute, riders will be allowed to enter the racetrack by the Gate Marshal.

    • After 2 minutes the racetrack gate will be closed by the Gate Marshal. 

  3. Riders, arriving after the racetrack gate has been closed, must start from Pit Lane.

We recommend, after the first call you get back to your bike, warm up the engine if needed and get all your gear on. Then after the second call, immediately take off your tyre warmers, ride to Pit Lane and queue up.

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