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Keith Code

Keith Code
Nationality American
Occupation Motorcycle racer, instructor and writer
Organization California Superbike School
Religion Scientology
Website
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Keith Code is a former motorcycle racer,[1] writer, and founder of the California Superbike School.[2] He has been called "arguably the best known and most successful on-track motorcycle instructor in the world".[3]

Rider training

Coaching a rider

Code founded the California Superbike School in 1980. The school has taught numerous championship winning riders such as Wayne Rainey.[4] As of 2009, riders who have been trained either at his schools or by him personally have won 49 world and national racing championships. His teaching has been spread all over the world.[2] His California Superbike Schools have operated at over 90 tracks worldwide in 15 countries and have trained 150,000 riders.

In 2006 he was tasked by the United States Marine Corps to design a rider training program that would be effective in reducing serious motorcycle accidents among USMC riders. The program, called Advanced Motorcycle Operator School, is now considered the "gold Standard" of rider training by Marine safety personnel due to its graduates' extraordinary safety record over a four-year period.[5]

Code has invented rider training devices such as the No Body Steering Bike which illustrates the necessity for counter-steering to be used, the Lean and Slide Bike Trainers that train not only good body positioning and visual skills but also allow riders to experience sliding the machine with much reduced possibility of crashing, and the Panic Braking Trainer that allows riders to experience front wheel lock up and learn how to recover from it.[6][7][8]

Writing

Code writes a monthly column in Motorcyclist magazine called Code Break. He has also opened a specialized school for racing techniques, called Code R.A.C.E.[9] He has written three books about sportsbike riding and racing techniques as well as two feature length DVDs covering both his first and second A Twist of the Wrist books. His works have been translated into Russian, German, Estonian, Greek, Spanish, French, Japanese, Polish and Dutch.

Personal life

As a member of the Church of Scientology, his life is cited by the church as a success story.[10]

Works

  • Code, Keith (1997). Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Roadracers Handbook. USA: Code Break. ISBN . 
  • Code, Keith (1997). A Twist of the Wrist 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding. USA: Code Break. ISBN . 
  • Code, Keith; David Gordon (1998). A Gear Higher: The Bicycle Racer's Handbook of Techniques. USA: Haynes Publishing. ISBN . 
  • Code, Keith (1998). Soft Science of Roadracing Motorcycles: The Technical Procedures and Workbook for Roadracing Motorcycles. USA: Code Break. ISBN . 
  • Ibbott, Andy; Keith Code (2006). Performance Riding Techniques: The MotoGP manual of track riding skills. USA: Haynes Publishing. ISBN . 

References

  1. ^ Fuchs, Marek (2005-05-27). "Wheelie Training: A School for Showoffs". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b English, Andrew (2002-08-23). "The right way to go round the bend". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Keith Code is arguably the best known and most successful on-track motorcycle instructor in the world today. (Product Spotlight)". Rider. July 1, 2003. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  4. ^ Holmstrom, Darwin (2001). Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. Alpha Books. p. 306. ISBN . Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Smart Ride". US Navy Safety Center. Spring 2009. 
  6. ^ "Machinery". California Superbike School. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  7. ^ Gromer, Cliff (February 2001). "Keith Code's No Body Steering Motorcycle". Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. 
  8. ^ Hough, David L., "Keith Code’s No BS bike", Sound RIDER! 
  9. ^ "CODE R.A.C.E Program". Rubber Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  10. ^ "Successes Of Scientology". What is Scientology?. Church of Scientology International. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 

External links

  • Official website
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