Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA,
I thought about using their bike, but then I thought what would that teach me about riding when it comes to MY bike? Needless to say, I went to the school on my own bikes through level 3. Level 4 is remedial, but focused on what the student wants to work on while working more closely with an instructor.
After the lean bike drill, I had to go out on a session on my own bike and it was quite unnerving to have to adapt to it since it was so different than their lean bike - a Kawi 636. One of the things they can do while you're on your own bike is to have you adjust to the correct body position on it rather than on their bike. The Ducati superbikes are longer than the Japanese bikes, and the ergonomics are not the same, so keep that in mind.
Definitely take the class as Keith provides an excellent curriculum where every aspect of riding is broken down. As stated before, accept the information provided to you with an open mind and use what works best for you. You'll love L3...it was my favorite.