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Advanced Rider Training

 Advanced Rider Training with Australia's BEST Bernie Hatton!  
Check February 2012 in calendar below -Some levels TBC.
Strictly limited places - only up to 12 spots at each track for maximum personalised tuition time.
Book now to secure your place.
1000cc /600cc Hire bikes available - limited bikes must book early.  
Bike transportation is also available from Queensland

"...I attended the Level 1 & 2 courses at Marulan and I must say that Bernie, George and Pav are magicians!  I have never felt so comfortable after their instruction and the confidence they gave me was absolutely unbelievable.  I am still smiling and cannot believe that after only 2 days of instruction I am wanting to ride so much. gave me so much personal attention, I will definately be attending any course that you guys run as not only did my confidence sky-rocket, it was also a heap of fun to hang out with you guys and I can't wait for the next course.  I will be telling all my riding friends that they must attend your courses."

 * At The Farm we hold One-on-One tuition for riders on Levels 1 to 6. 
It is 8 x 15 minute private ride sessions on the track with the trainer, followed by a 15 minute de-brief after each ride. Only 8 riders on the day. Riders must have completed a Level 1 course with Top Rider.


Shaun Giles will be helping Bernie Hatton with instruction at Marulan and at The Farm .

Read Shaun's profile

 Terry Paviell will be assisting with instruction at The Farm.

Read Terry's profile


Bernie teaches at The Farm
Awesome!, This rivals Phillip Island! “The Farm” is hidden amongst the prettiest country side you have ever seen and only one hour north of Sydney. It has over 30 turns, up and down dale ,5 kms of great combinations on a brilliantly prepared surface, you really have to pinch yourself and ask “have I gone to heaven, is this a dream come true?” 
PS It’s is only a stone’s throw from the famous Hunter Valley wineries
The Farm Read the Rapid Magazine article about The Farm


Bernie, Wayne and Kevin having fun at The Farm!


Call now on 1300 131 362  or email


Marulan Track layout 
Marulan Driver Training Centre is only one and half hours south of the busy city of Sydney. This circuit will not intimidate yet offer you all you need to put together Bernie’s personal systems. There is a lovely air-conditioned classroom, kiosk and brilliantly clean facilities.
Why not book in to one of Bernie’s courses and stay for a track day the next day so you can get some practice in with your new tool box of skills - you may even be able to book a personal one to one session if Bernie is available!
Check out the Rapid Magazine article on Advanced Rider Training at  Marulan
 "Reading the Track at Marulan"

Broadford is located approx one hour north of Melbourne. The track layout is well suited for our training and allows for on the spot training, with rises and falls and good combinations that will suit all levels. 
Broadford track
The riders getting instruction - Sept 2011


This one was held at the KKart Club just outside Rocky, Queensland.  Dayl "Froggie" Malone instigated a rider training day with Bernie - everyone had a ball!
What is advanced motorcycling?
Basically it means advancing things on from your current level, whatever that level may be. Personal goals can be identified and a plan developed.
 You may be an experienced rider with years of riding, yet have never had any form of training. Advanced training will confirm if you have the right systems and explain why you use them. It will also offer you new skills and a system of control to help you establish life-saving skills.
How It Works
Part of the reason for the program's success is the dynamic classroom training, which includes both theory and application of the techniques. By including a basic analysis of vehicular dynamics, riders get a clear understanding of how their actions affect their bikes. This is supported by Bernie’s unparallel skills as a racer, motorcycle mechanic, sports coach and trainer.
Each of the skills taught are individually broken down and practiced. Working on only one skill at a time is the fastest way to make consistent riding improvements. The beauty of doing it this way is that the student is never asked to make a huge "leap of faith" in any one area. Each skill is built up in small increments until the desired result is achieved. This allows for high confidence and never gets too scary. Combined with a strategic "building block" formula for integrating the individual skills into a complete riding package, the Advanced Motorcycle Training Course enables riders to learn faster and easier than ever before.
Advanced Rider Training Levels - a brief description of rider training for each level:
  • Grip control and system of control for dry and wet - braking and cornering
  • Rider posture and Body English - braking and cornering
  • Rear brake skills
  • Throttle and gearing exercises - use of gearbox and clutch
  • Inappropriate rider inputs - using a system of control
  • How to sit and be comfortable with cornering
  • Planning ahead
  • Adjustment of speed up to corner


  • Using Bernie's unique steering system - used by champions
  • Grip front tyre - overlap braking and rear brake
  • Steering geometry - overlap front brake
  • Find the right marks and the line we want - positioning information
  • Change of direction - posture
  • Grip exiting turn - using outside and inside boot
  • Turning efficiently - steering geometry
  • foot rest technology


  • Change cornering lines - use Top Rider unique systems
  • Dealing with different kinds of corners and cambers - different strategies and speeds
  • Use all of the road - use all bike controls
  • Overlapping controls
  • Engine lock-ups, rear wheel chatter
  • Top Rider system of control elite
  • Grip front and rear brake


  • Concentration, planning, scanning, visualisation
  • Place and operate bike at correct points
  • Technical cornering skills
  • Power to ground and grip
  • What to do if it turns bad - Top Rider system
  • Various plans for the range of variables a motorcyclist will face


  • Refine all Top Rider system skills in braking, cornering, down-changing, power to ground all under supervision.
  • Final assessment before Level 6


  • Elite level training
  • Ready to enter a race or regular track days
  • Visual (video) feed-back
  • Instant (instructor) feed-back
  • Training available for any circuit
Who Teaches It
Bernie Hatton has been a fully qualified and licensed motorcycle instructor since 1984, is a fully qualified motorcycle mechanic, and is registered as a Training Organization with the Education Department.



  •    He is an A-Grade motorcycle racer.
  •          Silver replica award at Manx Grand Prix.
  •          Superbike Lites Champion 2004 and 2006
  •          Managed own race team claiming 3 Australian Titles.
  •          Finished 2nd 2008 Australian championship 250 cc Grand prix
  •          Coach to Leading road-race racers nationally - moto GP, World   Superbikes,   World Supersport and Moto 2.
  •   Over 33 years experience   
  • In 2005 Bernie was inducted into the National Motorcycle Hall of Fame for his training, coaching and dedication to the industry


Being recognised for his efforts was one of many high points in Bernie’s life, and you can be assured you have been trained by one of the best in the world.
What It Costs
Marulan $580 (up to 12 in group) and Track days $110
Broadford $580 (up to 12 in group)
The Farm $ 880. (up to 9 in group)
Eastern Creek (South Circuit) $250
Gold Coast $495 (up to 12 in group)
One to one coaching is also available with Bernie @ $250 per hour plus travel and accommodation costs.
Hire Bikes are 1000cc $700.00 per day , 600cc $500 per day
Bike transportation from Queensland and return $500 per bike


Top Rider Promises

 Top Rider is committed to making you a better and safer rider and in doing so makes these promises:


  • Specific, measurable improvement in your riding. No matter what skill level you are now, Top Rider will make a recognizable difference in your ability to control your bike.
  • Better understanding of how your bike works. How and what you do affects your bike's ability to maintain traction and control
  • The ability to self-diagnose riding problems in the future. While it's great to be able to ride better in front of a skilled coach, it's equally important to be able to coach yourself when you detect a riding problem in the future.
  • High teacher-to-student ratio. There are never more than six students per instructor for lots of individual attention and support.
  • Friendly, professional service. The Top Rider instructors are highly trained and carefully handpicked for their teaching abilities and friendly dispositions. Your experience at Top Rider will be a positive one.


Top Rider Pty Ltd is a Register Training Organization and QRide Licence Provider  

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