Thank you for detailed info. I will sign up for the track school for next season.Depends if you want to do a track day or do a weekend track school (which is the general suggestion if you’re new to track riding). I’ve been pricing this out for next year and this is the rough budgeting I’ve come up with assuming you’re on your own bike and gear. You can track pretty much any bike but you will need a leather 1/2pc suit, gauntlet gloves, riding boots, etc. I don’ think there is any GTA organizer that lets you ride with textiles.
Riding school (e.g FAST) is $475/day. A normal track day is usually in the $150-200/day range.
Then you need to track prep your bike. Requirements vary but generally you will need to swap out your coolant for distilled water, tape up all mirrors/lenses, and possibly safety wire a few things like your oil plug + filter. Relatively simple but if you need to pay a mechanic to do this add another $100-$150 for labour. Also consider that most organizers have some sort of inspection process. Don’t plan to show up with a bike running bald tires, used up brake pads, and a wonky head bearing. You may also want to do a fresh oil change + brake bleed depending on how old the fluids are.
Then you need to get your bike to the track. U-Haul rents trailers for $15-$30/day if you don’t have access to a van or truck. Some people will ride to the track but if you end up crashing you are stranded, also you’re adding another 2-3 hours roundtrip of riding to get to most tracks around the GTA.
Besides that its just food and accommodations if you aren’t doing it as a day trip. Take into account that you will burn through your consumable parts much faster than on the street. Tires, brakes, fluids, etc. Don’t expect to still be doing a valve job every 42,000km if all that mileage is on the track.
Its not cheap but you can do it on a budget. Learn to do your own mechanical work, split a trailer / transportation with another person, etc. and it becomes more economical. Not crashing also helps keep costs down (suggested).
I don’t know much about track days but how much am I looking to spend on one track day - Not including motorcycle and gear costs. Been wanting to do it at least once to get it off my bucket list.
For your first time that's probably the best idea. Racer5 gives you lessons, 3 days on the track, and gear for about $1300.Thank you for detailed info. I will sign up for the track school for next season.
Any pictures?Cost of all this depends on how deeply you get addicted.
I've wanted to ride Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia since I first started following racing.
I just got back from two days on track there.
I don't care what it cost.