Compact Octane: Bringing Big Fun To Little Bikes, August 19 At SOW

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Compact Octane: Bringing big fun back into your track day experience with small sizes.

We're definitely believers in the saying, "it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow," and Compact Octane is a trackday provider that takes that mantra to heart. If you have a sub-401cc motorcycle and want to see what it can do on track, come to the Streets of Willow on August 19.

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Compact Octane is a newly founded SoCal based track-day provider that that has been created to give customers a more unique and different track-day experience. Here at Compact Octane we cater to machines with displacements of 400cc and below. The result is pure fun and freedom for our “little” bikes. Little bikes provide BIG fun and our goal is

to fill the track up with nothing but compact bikes. Resulting in a much safer environment and experience.

We cater to track riders with machines that are 400cc and below but why you ask?

One crisp April track day in Southern California, our founders were riding in the fast group on their below 400cc bikes. They are decently quick riders and could pass some larger cc bikes in corners. One of these larger cc bikes decided he didn’t like that and blew past our founders late coming into a turn and hitting one of them. At that point, we knew something had to be done so riders with these smaller cc bikes could ride together in harmony and have a BLAST

together. And, since there was nothing out there like this, COMPACT OCTANE was born. Small CC, BIG fun is what we like to say. We also cater to NEW riders on the track because if you’re new, this can tend to be intimidating. Our team is driven to support new and experienced riders and make this as FUN as possible!

August 19th 2023 — Compact Octane heads to The Streets of Willow at Willow Springs International Raceway for their first event of 2023 on August 19th.

Compact Octane will run a 3 group format.

A Group will be geared towards advanced and fast riders on machines under 400cc.

B Group will be for our beginner and new track riders on machines under 400cc.

O Group (Open Group/Above 400cc) will allow for larger bikes to join the day but have their own group to enjoy, this group is meant for intermediate to advanced riders.

For those new to track riding, Compact Octane is dedicated to providing the proper safety and instruction through our free New Track Rider Orientation. We have coaches available all day to help new riders navigate the track and understand the basics of track riding.

We are very excited to have teamed up with Alpinestars to provide loaner safety gear for those new riders in need. You can reserve a suit during sign up on our website.

Riders can sign up at

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  • Paulévalence Paulévalence on Jul 19, 2023

    Nice! That looks like a nice low cost & low stress event for us low powered riders. I've always wanted to do a track day but have always been intimidated by the price and performance barriers. Thanks for sharing

    • Troy Siahaan Troy Siahaan on Jul 21, 2023

      No better time than now to give it a go! I might even see you out there.