About Mark McVeigh

Former MotoGP Engineer & International Racer Mark McVeigh is the Founder and CEO of motoDNA, improving motorcycle rider's performance and safety around the world.

The Coach


Rider trainers have been in the spotlight recently after Valentino Rossi acknowledged his new coach, former World Champion Luca Cadalora, as a main contributor to his dominant form at the recent Spanish MotoGP. Rossi was a notorious poor qualifier and equally not great off the line, spending much of the .....

The Coach2022-09-08T11:45:13+10:00

Major Riding Mistakes


Don’t Go Mental In The Pack Riding in a group can be fun. Hanging with mates, attending bike events, eating good food and meeting new people can be almost as good as the ride.The psychologist Maslow identified that people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behavior.There is an .....

Major Riding Mistakes2022-09-08T11:54:19+10:00

Emergency Braking – Facts vs Myths


There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding correct emergency braking technique. Perhaps it’s the fact that most riders are tentative with the front brake due to the obvious risk of locking the front wheel. Certainly that’s the body language we see before our emergency braking drills at motoDNA. However, empowered and confident riders .....

Emergency Braking – Facts vs Myths2021-08-19T19:43:12+10:00

My motoDNA – Ash De Bakker


From Newbie To Coach By Ash De Bakker Riders come along to motoDNA for different reasons, varying from having fun to looking for more confidence or up-skilling for improved safety on the road or sometimes to even start a racing career. This story begins in 2014 when Ash first attended .....

My motoDNA – Ash De Bakker2022-09-08T11:37:03+10:00

Understanding Motorcycle Tyre Grip


A motorcycle tyre is an extraordinary piece of engineering.These black round sticky things are able to keep our motorcycles in control at extreme speed and lean angles, relying on only two small patches of rubber in contact with the asphalt.However, most riders underestimate the high level of grip available from .....

Understanding Motorcycle Tyre Grip2022-03-31T10:32:27+10:00

Achieve Your New Year Riding Resolution


Achieve your New Years RIDING Resolution Goal setting is an important way to achieve what you want in your life, and what’s more important than riding goals. Deciding what's important from what's irrelevant is a great way to focus and reach your goals. At motoDNA here are some of our .....

Achieve Your New Year Riding Resolution2022-09-08T11:40:42+10:00

trackSKILLS – Trail Braking


SkillDrill - Trail Braking Sponsored By Pirelli Tyres On the track, racers are either on the throttle or on the brakes – no free wheeling – this wastes time. Trail braking is a technique which racers use to slow the bike as quickly as possible from one speed (on the .....

trackSKILLS – Trail Braking2022-09-08T11:57:19+10:00



ON THE TRACK RACERS are generally on the throttle or on the brakes – no free wheeling – this wastes time. Trail braking is a technique which racers use to slow the bike as quickly as possible from one speed (on the straight) to another (corner apex speed). In applying .....

TRAIL BRAKING2022-09-08T13:40:28+10:00

MotoGP Winglets


There has been a lot of speculation recently about winglets in MotoGP, especially since Yamaha introduced aero wings to their M1 at Misano. Aerodynamic aids are not as prominent in bike racing compared to Formula One, but that has changed in 2015 with Ducati’s winglet development on their GP15. Mechanical Grip .....

MotoGP Winglets2022-09-08T11:51:45+10:00

Motorcycles For Health


Riding can improve muscle tone, burn calories and be good for our mental health - here’s how... Strong knees And Thighs Riding a bike strengthens key muscles around the knees reducing joint problems. Manoeuvring your bike at slow speed especially around hills = bonus fitness points. Core Strength If your .....

Motorcycles For Health2022-09-08T11:56:41+10:00
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