Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM announces dates, pricing

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Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM announces dates, pricing

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Skip Barber Racing School, LLC today announced details of its all-new Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM, including curriculum, pricing and an initial schedule.

The Two Day Superbike School is designed to take the enthusiast rider and improve their overall riding skills, their bike control, and their ability to handle a variety of bikes. Using the 690 Duke, 990 Super Duke, and 1190 RC8 models from KTM, the Skip Barber Superbike School instructors will guide students through a variety of exercises on track at the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, home of the MotoGP U.S. Grand Prix. The school will be led by Chief Instructor Jeff Haney, the long-time rider coach and racer, whose students are among the who’s who of national and international road racing.

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Chief Instructor Jeff Haney runs the KTM 1190 RC8 through its paces at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Curriculum

  • Alternating classroom sessions on and off track plus on-track riding sessions teach a systematic way to ride any motorcycle safely, accurately, and predictably – all of which are required if the goal also happens to be speed.
  • A series of regimented exercises and drills teaches you how to remain in control at all times, including effective braking and throttle management in all situations including at full lean angle.
  • Learn from best-in-class instructors how a motorcycle steers based on riding position and control inputs and how to control the rake and trail for available traction – the foundations for efficiently controlling any motorcycle.
  • Learning how to choose a line and approach a corner, an important track skill that can be used every day on the street.
  • Video lap reviews and critiques with on-bike cameras provide concrete feedback and help visualize a rider’s progress

Featured Motorcycles
1190_RC8 990_Super_Duke 690_Duke

 1190 RC8  990 Super Duke 690 Duke
Engine:1,148 cc 75° v-twin 999 cc 75° v-twin 654 cc single cylinder
Horsepower.153 @ 10,000 RPM 118 @ 9,000 RPM 64 @ 7,500 RPM
Torque:89 lb-ft. @ 8,000 RPM 74 lb-ft. @ 7,000 RPM 49 lb-ft. @ 5,500 RPM
0-60 MPH:2.7 secs. 3.2 secs. 6.1 secs.
1/4 mile:10.07 @ 137.97 MPH 11.23 @ 120 MPH 13.70 @ 105 MPH
Top speed:166 MPH 151 MPH 122 MPH
Weight (dry):423 lbs. 410 lbs. 327 lbs.

Price
The Two Day Superbike School is $2,599. Rider damage liability reduction insurance is available. Riding leathers, boots, gloves and helmet may be rented for an additional cost.

Schedule
All dates at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Future locations to be announced.

May 28-29 September 23-24
June 10-11 October 12-13
July 7-8 (following MotoGP USGP) October 26-27
August 5-6 November 22-23
August 24-25 December 14-15
September 14-15 December 21-22

Refundable $500 pre-registration deposits for the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM are being accepted now. Registration will officially open Wednesday, April 1. Call 800.221.1131 or visit skipbarber.com for more information.

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