In June 2004 I had the first day with my Honda CB900F (Honda 919 in US) on a race track. I had wanted to have some supervised training on the bike for some time. The Hornet has twice the amount of horse power than my previous bike (Yamaha XVS 650) and in a completely different setup. So to have the opportunity to try, in a controlled environment what could be done with that kind of power, I signed up for a day on Ring Djursland in Denmark.
The day is definitely one of my best experiences on a motorcycle, it was good old fashioned fun and I can’t recommend it enough. Besides the thrill of shooting off the bike around a track it really gave me a different feel of the bike and a good sense of control that I lacked before.
If you are thinking of taking a Track-Day, but don’t know if it’s for you, or your motorbike is right for a race track. Then think no more off it and go sign up at your local track. Everyone can do it on any bike and have heaps of fun doing it. As you can surely tell I’m no veteran on track-days, not even a rookie yet. But on all the tracks I’ve checked out, no one would give you the look for having an old bike, or because you’re a woman, or on the other side of 60, or a total newbie. All that matters is that you don’t expect to beat Rossi’s lap times on your first go and just indulge the experience and slowly push your borders but no faster than you’re still confident. Do that and I promise you’ll have a blast.