Kneedown School in London
Our knee down school in London provides motorbike riders of all abilities to learn hot to get your knee-down in a safe controlled environment.
Our knee down training school in London provides people who want to learn how to get their kneedown with a day of fantastic knee down tips and knee down techniques showing them how to lean a bike over to such an extent that they are able to get their knee-down on the floor. Most true bikers aspire to be able to get their knee down whilst cornering their bikes, but are too scared, (or probably more so too sensible) to try attempting to get their knee down on their own bikes, on a public road.
Unlike four-wheeled vehicles, bikes are unforgiving when traction is lost. For this reason, most bikers never experiment with trying to get their knee down (with good reason), but are also unable to teach themselves about the limits of their bikes, or how to cope with an emergency situation whilst cornering.
Whilst the majority of people who attend our knee down school, do so becasue they want to leran how to get their knee down, they will also learn how traction limits and handling abilities of modern bikes is often much greater than the average rider assumes. By teaching riders to get theiry knee down, they also learn where this limit lies and how to deal with emergency situations. People who attend the kneedown school will also find valuable improvements in their general road riding safety are achieved, and for those of you who are track day enthusiats, you will find that your times on the track will improve as a result of the knee down training received.
Training days at Knee-Down School are safe and informative, and contribute to improved rider skill, but they are also intended to be fun. We run a variety of training days, covering various aspects of bike handling and skill. No particular skill level is required to attend a kneedown training day, however, you will be required to have a valid full (unrestricted) UK Motorcycle licence (Category A)
The knee down training school bike
The knee-down training Bike we use is a Kawasaki ZX6R (600cc). We chose this kneedown training bike, as it’s easy to ride and manoeuvre, and riders used to smaller bikes or large sports bikes will be equally at home on our ZX6R knee down bike.
The kneedown training school bike is absolutely standard, with standard road tyres, standard tyrre pressures and standard suspension.. However, we have designed unique outriggers which fit onto our knee down school bikes to provide a maximum level of safety without affecting the handling of the bike.
The outriggers have a novel hydraulic AND pneumatic operating system that allows unrestricted movement of the knee down bike, and with hard nylon wheels it provides absolutely no additional traction. However, should the unexpected occur, the outriggers will prevent high-siding by limiting the rate of change of angle, and wil alsol prevent the bike from landing on the ground if it should slide away from underneath you.
Riders of the knee down bike will all agree that apart from the noise generated by the nylon wheels, the kneedown training bike handles and feels as if the outriggers were not there at all. Unless the rider loses control of the knee down bike, the outriggers are entirely passive. This safety technology is completely unique to our knee down training school, and unrivalled by any other training school in the country, meaning that we are able to teach you knee down techniques in the safest and most realistic environment.
Knee Down School Itinerary
A typically kneedown training day is as follows:
- 8:45am: Arrival. Tea/Coffee
- 9am: Course Starts
- Safety Presentation
- Short Theory Session
- 10:00am: Technique practice – This is normally split up into short stints of around 5minutes each. Knee-down practice is suprisingly strenuous, and it's a lot easier to learn in many short sessions rather than fewer longer sessions. You will practice and develop the technique during these sessions, and you will be stopped at intervals for tips and/or correcting posture.
- 12:30pm: Lunch Break
- 1:00pm: More practice, and usually early on in this session (or before) students have managed to get their knee down. The rest of the day is used for honing and improving the technique, and turning it into second nature
- 2:30 - 3:00pm: Day Finishes with satisfied faces and scrapped up sliders!
Warning: You will feel stiff the following day!
Throughout the kneedown training day, each student will get plenty of on-bike time. Typically, our trainer motorcycle will cover around 50-60miles during a typical Knee-Down School day. Imagine doing 10miles continuous driving around a good knee-down roundabout!
Kneedown Price List
|Weekday Kneedown Course||£225|
|Weekend Kneedown Course||£250|
n.b Weekend Rates apply for any Bank Holidays
How do I book my Kneedown Course?
There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto a Kneedown course:
- You can book online.
- You can book over the phone by calling 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418
- You can come into our offices to pay cash. (If you would ike to take this option, please contact our office on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 before making your journey, so that we can ensure someone will be present to greet you).
Please note, to book onto a kneedown or wheelie school you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements:
- Be able to competantly ride a 600cc manual motorcycle.
- You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters (the use of glasses is allowed)
- Be at least 5 foot 4 inches (1.524m) in height whilst standing barefoot.
Professional training services offered for all types of licence requirements, including advanced training, and assessments for compliance and auditing purposes