Video: Canadian Superbike Champ Ben Young Visits “Gas On Bike Up” Podcast

Video: Canadian Superbike Champ Ben Young Visits “Gas On Bike Up” Podcast

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Gas On Bike Up With Eric Wood:

This in-depth interview was shot with multi time Canadian National Superbike Champion Ben Young at Daytona International Speedway. We cover a wide range of topics including advice for aspiring young riders, comparing old school and modern MotoGP riding techniques, mastering bumpy tracks, suspension and electronics adjustments on modern superbikes and much more.

@gasonbikeup-motorcycles produces videos to show how the same techniques that are used by MotoGP and World Superbike riders can translate to all riders, track or street. If you’re interested in road racing, track days, or simply how to get the most out of your sport bike this video is for you! You’ll learn from Eric Wood, the head coach for the oldest motorcycle track training school in the United States. In this video, we discuss a common problem that affects both top racers and street riders when they need to stop the bike as quickly as they can. The solutions to better braking may surprise you!


0:00 Introduction

0:47 The career path of a superbike champion

2:07 Insights for young racers

3:54 Navigating the role of parents as riders transition from privateer to factory efforts

6:48 Racing in Canada versus in the USA – insights

9:14 How to adjust your motorcycle for bumpy tracks

13:17 How to adjust your riding for bumpy tracks

16:28 Modern electronics and chassis setup programs

17:49 Blending old school riding techniques with modern motorcycles

21:56 Feeling out pavement

24:20 Big bikes versus small bike track strategies

28:45 Torque maps and traction control

33:32 The pros and cons of modern riding techniques

36:03 Using the rear brake

38:17 Training at the limit on the dirt to help tour road racing craft 43:50 Daytona 200

45:50 Describing the feeling of the high banks at Daytona

47:40 Daytona 200 predictions and wrap up

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