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An Introduction to Adventure Motorcycling

If you've always longed to set off on an adventure but feel hesitant about riding off-road on your big adventure bike, don't worry. We understand that off-road riding can be daunting for some. You may also be unsure about the right protective gear or which tyres to choose. Additionally, you may feel uncertain about your motorcycle's various settings and programs, such as ABS and traction control.

 

Several of our clients have expressed a desire for a one-day adventure bike training course to help improve their confidence and equip them with new off-road riding techniques, skills and knowledge.

 

We've designed a new comprehensive introduction to adventure motorcycle riding course to fulfil this demand. It's an incredible day where you will learn both basic and advanced techniques to significantly enhance your confidence and safety on your adventure motorcycle.

 

At Motorrad Adventures, we're passionate about motorcycles and welcome all makes of adventure bikes. So, regardless of the make of your motorcycle, you're more than welcome to join us on one of our exciting training days.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Your bike can’t come without you. Reserve your spot now so you don't miss out on the opportunity to take your adventure riding skills and confidence to new heights...

Our Training Venue
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Where do I do my Adventure Bike Training?

Our adventure bike training venue is situated in the tranquil surroundings of the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, South Africa. Along with all the essential facilities for teaching you new adventure bike riding skills, our venue also features an exceptional coffee roastery and restaurant on site. It is indeed a premier destination for off-road motorcycle training in South Africa.

 

The day's adventure starts in our outdoor-style classroom, which provides the backdrop for the theoretical part of your training course. Here, we will cover the essential knowledge and principles to guide you through your off-road journey. Basic riding techniques will then be taught practically in the field. Later in the day, the focus will shift to more specific training scenarios, such as conquering ascents and descents, navigating ruts and rocky terrain, making tight turns, and, of course, riding through sand.

 

Our training facility is designed to simulate the diverse terrains you might come across while exploring South Africa on your adventure motorcycle. This ensures that you are well-equipped to handle any off-road situation you may encounter during your travels. country trax motorcycle training

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What You'll Learn

So What Will I Learn?

Our adventure motorcycle training course begins at 8 am with a comprehensive theoretical session covering the fundamentals of off-road riding, rider gear, tyre selection, and motorcycle protection.

 

After the theory session, we prioritise a hands-on experience and practice session on the training field. Here, you'll manoeuvre your motorcycle through various off-road obstacles at your own pace in a safe and controlled learning environment.

 

We aim to equip you with the skills and techniques necessary to confidently navigate various real-world off-road scenarios on your motorcycle. In the afternoon, we'll take an outride on our specially designed trail to further solidify your learning. By putting everything you've learned into practice, you'll gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to conquer rugged landscapes and embark on unforgettable off-road adventures on your motorcycle. country Trax Adventure Motorcycle Training

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Our Course Includes the Following Subjects:

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adventure motorcycle training johannesburg

Practical training will cover: Boulders Bike Training

        Correct off-road braking techniques - especially for             

        downhills and emergency situations 

        Clutch and brake control

        Correct techniques for lifting the motorcycle if it falls

        Balance and momentum while riding standing up off-road

        Keeping the motorcycle upright in tricky off-road situations          and at low speeds

        U-Turns and cornering

        Real-world ascents and descents

        Learn to ride ruts and rocky terrain confidently

        Sand riding techniques and practice

        Singletrack methods and training​

The theory will cover:

         Setting up your motorcycle for off-road riding correctly 

         Body position on your bike for adventure riding

         Tyre choice for your adventure motorcycle

         Packing your adventure motorcycle

         Motorcycle protection

         Choosing the correct off-road rider gear

         Motorcycle settings such as ABS and traction control

         Adventure riding etiquette 

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adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
adventure motorcycle training johannesburg
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This Motorcycle Training Course is for you if

         You’ve never ridden your adventure motorcycle off-road                   before

         You would like to know what riding kit you should buy                         before spending a fortune on stuff that's wrong

         You’ve ridden off-road but would like an extra boost of                       confidence

         You would like to further your off-road knowledge and learn           new off-road techniques

         Anyone who has not done a training course for some time               and would like to refresh their skills

         You would like to invest in yourself and become a better,                 safer and more confident adventure motorcycle rider

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About Your Coach

About your Coach 

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Tim Skelton has ten years of experience in adventure motorcycle skills training and touring. He is an avid explorer, adventurer, and coach, and has been planning and guiding motorcycle adventure tours since 2014.

 

He holds a FGASA level 2 field guide certification, ILS medic certification, and is a qualified off-road coach and trainer. In addition, he has led tours in South America, Australia, and Tasmania with partner company SA Adventure. Tim has also arranged and supported tours for adventurer Charley Boorman on his African and South American expeditions, serving as a medic, mechanic, sweep, and lead rider.

 

Tim's favourite words of wisdom in the field are:

“Nothing is as hard as what you’ve already done.”

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Dates and Pricing
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Our Group Training Courses

Our adventure motorcycling course begins at 8 am and typically ends around 4 to 4:30 pm. The course is designed for a maximum of 10 motorcycles per group, providing personalized attention and hands-on training for all participants. 

We emphasize that the training is conducted at a comfortable pace, with plenty of breaks for rest and refreshments. Our aim is not to push people or bikes beyond their limits and we encourage all riders, regardless of gender, to take part in the course. 

The training location is at our facility in the Cradle of Humankind, located northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. The cost of attending the training for one rider is R899-00 per day. If you wish to complete the training with a pillion rider, an additional fee of R399-00 will be charged.

 

Available dates are listed on the booking form.

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Book my Training

How do I book my Adventure Motorcycle Training?

Thank you for choosing to invest in yourself by participating in one of our adventure motorcycle training courses. You can now easily book and confirm your place through our online portal.

 

The booking form displays all the available dates for our rider training courses. Once we receive your completed booking form and online payment, we will send you a confirmation email containing all the details for your motorcycle training course day.

 

If you are purchasing this course as a gift for someone, please indicate on the booking form if you would like us to email you a gift voucher.

 

It's important to note that the training course will be conducted using your own motorcycle. However, Motorrad Adventures accommodates all adventure or dual-purpose type motorcycles on our rider training days, including the following brands: BMW, Triumph, KTM, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Ducati, and the Harley-Davidson Pan America.

 

Motorrad Adventures is also the official off-road and adventure bike training partner for Harley-Davidson Gold Rand and Mzansi, accredited to conduct all their training to the highest standards.

Accredited BMW GS motorcycle. Official Triumph motorcycle training

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