View Full Version : Doing my 1st track day

09-19-2012, 11:56 PM
Coming up Monday Sept 24th. It's a BMW Hosted track day and I'll be running my new RT. Should be a lot of fun and sharpen my riding skills.

09-20-2012, 01:57 AM
Will that be over at Grattan Raceway? Have done their, (Team Chicago) track days the last two years, what a great experince! You will simply love the time spent bonding with your bike.

09-20-2012, 06:50 AM
Have fun ride safe and learn a lot. I would love to get out there on a sport bike and ride the piss out of it, plus i think i would learn a lot. Too bad you cant rent a track bike for the day.

09-20-2012, 09:04 AM
Yes it is at Grattan. I don't think you have to have a BMW to participate. I believe it's open to anyone who wants to ride and has the proper gear. You can call BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids if you have any questions. Their number is (616) 530-6900

09-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Awesome. Enjoy the day. Hope the weather is great for you. You will learn more in 1 day than you would in a lifetime of riding on the street and what you learn directly translates to better safer riding on the street.

Gas Man
09-20-2012, 02:07 PM
That's awesome! Great for you! Take some pics. A bunch of BMWs rolling around the track should be a good entertainment.

09-20-2012, 05:29 PM
I'll get some good pics and post them some time next week

Gas Man
09-21-2012, 01:37 AM

09-24-2012, 09:26 PM
I'll post more pics of actual riding once I get them.175517561757

I've never done anything like this before. It was such a great experience. It bonded me more with the bike, learned some limits I didn't know it had and gained confidence in my riding skills. I've never used so much of my tires before.

Gas Man
09-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Awesome man... AWESOME!

09-25-2012, 08:59 PM
Riding my 2102 R1200RT. I've owned it for about a month and have 1500 miles on it. Doing this track day really made me more confident in the bike.

09-25-2012, 09:00 PM

Gas Man
09-25-2012, 11:33 PM
That's a heck of a ride in a month old bike. Hats off to you!!!

09-26-2012, 10:44 AM
really cool.. great work..

Gas Man
09-26-2012, 10:56 AM
That thing still looks huge on the track...

Got any pics with a sportbike near by? Like a track moving shot?