Achieve your goals at the Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy. We are about making you smarter, faster, and safer. Our goal is to teach you the same techniques real pros use to achieve success. Coupled with on track activities are classroom sessions designed to improve your awareness and knowledge of bike setup.
It's our goal to teach you the proper methods to give feedback after on track sessions, and how to translate that feedback into better settings for your motorcycle. Öhlins USA has partnered with Speed Academy to give you the best support and suspension products available. Let trained Öhlins technicians set up your motorcycle as you give them your feedback, to take both you and your machine to the next level."
Our mission here isn't just to make riders faster. In fact, that is simply a by-product of what we teach. Our mission is to make riders better, and to give them more control over their motorcycles in any and all situations. To become the pilot instead of simply being along for the ride. There's nothing worse than riding on a motorcycle and feeling like you're scaring yourself when you try to step out of your comfort zone, or when something unexpected happens. You're not having fun when you do that. Motorcycles are supposed to be 100% fun, period. That's why we all started riding in the first place, right?
I've seen more riders leave the motorcycle industry because they stopped having fun. This could be for a number of reasons including the high costs, falling down, failing to make improvement, etc. All of these problems can be overcome by applying the skills we teach at the school. We're not really in the business of making people faster, we're in the business of helping people to find more enjoyment from riding. The fact that our students leave our program being faster riders isn't because that's what we teach, it's because that's what they choose to do with their new skills. They are riding faster because they are now riding better. More control means the capability of more speed, more confidence and more fun.
While I love the positive feedback about JDSA alumni going out and dropping their laptimes by 2 or 3 seconds, the ones that I love more are ones that you don't hear. A guy out on a twisty road comes over a blind rise and is able to tighten up his line safely, avoiding something in the other lane, or a patch of gravel. Or someone losing the rear on their way home from work in the rain and making a correction before it's really even a problem. You don't hear about that because it's just a random event that happens, he avoided the situation and carried on his ride, having a blast. The skills he learned at the school became so automatic that he didn't even think to make a big deal about it. To me, that's a better testament to what we teach, that type of success story matters the most. A lot of riders want to be fast, but everyone wants to be safe.
- Jason DiSalvo