Originally posted by OmniGLH
Learn to ride first. Get the basics down. MSF course for sure. Maybe put a few easy street miles on, just to get the overall hang of shifting, etc.
I hate to be the negative one, but as a beginner track day rider myself, I wouldnít want someone that didnít know how to ride a bike, riding on the track with me, possibly endangering me.
Track riding is much harder than just riding a bike on the street, I would think a person would need at least one year street experience or about 2000 miles before doing track, unless you a natural at it (Maks is one example). I donít see an average person who is a new rider, getting out to the track on day 1 doing laps safely, maintaining correct lines through a turn, breaking smoothly, accelerating smoothly, upshifting and downshifting smoothly while in high RPMís, but that is expected of you.
The track for a newbie rider is a more dangerous place to learn, cause you canít ride your pace, you have go around the track at safe (quick) pace so people donít lap you a 100 times each session.
I think the first thing you should do before you make any decisions, is watch a beginner session go at it at a track, Iíve been riding for 5 years and Iím not comfortable at those speeds going through the turns, when there are riders in front, next to me and behind me.
Just my .02