4. Know your tires


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Possibly the single biggest piece of knowledge we learn from track days and the occasional race is how much grip the typical motorcycle actually has upon the road. Seeing firsthand how fast a bike can be ridden through a corner is highly instructive, whether you’ve reached that level yourself or are just being rapidly lapped around the outside. Once you’re aware of how fast your bike and its modern tires can corner, what once may have looked foolhardy on the street in fact becomes a reasonable pace that’s fast enough to exhilarate while leaving enough in reserve to deal with the unexpected. Provided it’s not too unexpected. Motorcycle riding remains a high-risk activity, but knowing that your tires have more grip to give when you’re already going around a corner at a good clip, is invaluable knowledge.