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MSF offers an advanced riders course thats pretty good.

That being said I'd still recommend a good on track racing school. What you learn there will help you sooo much on the street even if you never touch the track again. Well worth the investment!!!
 

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johnnyspeed, good advice. I will take the course and then check into racing schools. I think you are right about racing schools and learning to ride a bike correctly. I might need all of those skills someday when someone talking on a cell pulls in front of me at speed. Any schools that you would recommend? Also any particular brand of leathers that you would recommend...i am pretty new to this sport bike world but i sure love my CBR 1000rr 09 just handles and runs like a dream. I came off of a very large cruising bike and i feel much safer on my CBR. Van
These are just my personal views so take them as such .......

1) I don't know what you have in your area but I know for me I have several racing schools available. For me I picked corner speed but I don't think that exact school is offered for you. What you are looking for is ANY racing school that will license you to race at the end as an amature. These schools are NORMALY 2 days and involve just as much classroom time as actual seat time. They teach you things like actual corner speed, how to properly gauge your line, no brake drills ect ect ect.

2) Leathers : I prefer Alpinestars or Joe Rocket but there are MANY other different brands that are just as good. It depends on your budget and personal taste. My only advice here is that more is always better and it doesn't matter if it's street or track.

3) You came off a cruiser and feel like the CBR 1000RR is safer. PLEASE understand this can be VERY VERY deceptive. Learn the bike ... understand the bike .... respect the bike. It can and will do things you've never encountered if this is your 1st sportbike. You will NEVER out ride what any bike can do so always expect to learn more. When in doubt go back to the basics. I was told something a long long time ago and it still rings in my head to this day ..... "If you can't do it slow then you can't do it fast!" Why increase your risk for nothing?

Hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else. There are a lot of experienced riders on this site so any advice and knowledge you can get from me or them is something to think about and apply where it fits.

Good luck and ride safe!!! :patriot:
 
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