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  • Trusting your bike to a certified technician is a no-brainer.

  • There are great “traditional” mechanics out there but motorcycles are getting more complex.

  • A certified technician invariably means official training, discipline and knowledge.

Before we go on, surely you have experienced a horrific visit or two to a motorcycle workshop. You have ridden motorcycles for decades, but there always seem to be something to surprise you. (more…)

  • If you’re reading this then there’s a pretty good chance you wouldn’t mind getting paid to work with superbikes.
  • There has been a recent rise in demand for superbike technicians, amid the lack of qualified technicians in the market.
  • TOC Automotive College is now offering a Superbike Technician Course that aims to equip technicians with the proper qualification. Get more info here.
  • The course includes working with a full-fledged race team in order to get the necessary experience from real-world scenarios.

The world of motorcycle racing or any other motorsports for that matter is all about one thing; TEAMWORK. Racers can’t win by themselves and bikes can’t be maintained to their optimum performance without all of the team members and crews.

This is where a dedicated group of individuals comes to play. From team bosses, pit crews to race mechanics and technicians, each person has a huge role to play in obtaining the best possible results during race day.

For superbike technicians, there’s nothing like witnessing your motorcycle racer crossing the finish line and finishing on the podium. Despite the celebrations, all of the work that has been put through in order to achieve the results for your riders however, does not start the night before. Here’s a look into a day in the life of a superbike technician during race day.

After at least a week’s worth of preparation prior to the race weekend, teams as well as their race machines and racers make their way to the track on Friday or Saturday depending on the race series format. Witnessing them functioning as a well-oiled singular unit is nothing short of amazing.

After scrambling through practice and qualifying sessions, it’s time for race day. People often mention the ‘calm before the storm’ but it’s only a temporary silence before the race bikes are fired up and superbike technicians are seen getting everything ready in an organised manner despite all the chaos.

The TOC HKM Racing Team currently competing in the 2018 Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship is a great example of how superbike technicians are trained and develop their skills in the art of motorcycle racing.

It’s all down to one thing and one thing only; getting the bike at its most optimum performance for the rider. From getting the right tyres, fitting the tyre warmers, checking fuel and fluid levels, and everything else in between, it’s a breathtaking sight once you see that high-performance machine ready to blast down the straights and carve through corners as fast as the rider can ride it.

As most of you may have heard, the TOC Automotive College has recently launched their first-ever Superbike Technician Course and part of their program is to get future superbike technicians involved in motorcycle racing as part of their curriculum.

Race days are not just about getting the race bikes ready to battle it out on the track but also provide real-world situations to the superbike technicians from swift maintenance to emergency parts replacements. Maintaining a cool head in a stressful environment will make any person grow and if they are able to practice their craft in the scenario, the results are certainly impressive. This is what the TOC Automotive College is all about.

In other words, TOC’s involvement in motorcycle racing will broaden their students’ knowledge as well as motor skills where some things can’t be obtained by working in garages and workshops. Their recent collaboration with the Malaysia Speed Festival also gave birth to the MSF Motor Racing Study Course which further elevates their dedication in bringing nothing but the best for future superbike technicians.

When it comes to becoming the best Superbike Technician, TOC Automotive College provides the best program catered to any passionate individuals wanting to start their career with motorcycles whether at the workshops or race track.

To know more about TOC’s Superbike Technician Course, CLICK HERE!

  • More and more certified superbike technicians are in demand right now thanks to a growth of a multitude of bikes here in Malaysia.

  • The TOC Automotive College has specially developed a program called “Superbike Technician Course” to assist in the demand.

  • The TOC STC is made up of three levels of academic and career development, and all one needs is a minimum Form 3 education to apply for this 18-month course.

The motorcycle scene in Malaysia has been growing steadily over the years, with more and more bikes of all sizes and makes taking to the road, there has never been a time when so many new superbikes from various bike-makers have been introduced in rapid succession. (more…)

• Trusting your bike to a certified technician is a no-brainer.
• There are great “traditional” mechanics out there but motorcycles are getting more complex.
• A certified technician invariably means official training, discipline and knowledge.

Before we go on, surely you have experienced a horrific visit or two to a motorcycle workshop. You have ridden motorcycles for decades, but there always seem to be something to surprise you.

We had written about this earlier, please click on the link below to read about the horror stories of giving your bike to the wrong mechanic.

Bad Mechanics: Horror Stories for Your Bike

As we mentioned before, there are a few great mechanics around. These ‘otais’ cut their teeth in motorcycle maintenance and repairs usually from when they were very young. However, the key to their businesses surviving for so long is not due to offering cheap parts and accessories; instead, it is due their passion in applying proper workshop practice and techniques. Visit one and you may see a good workshop manual or two in the office.

But how about the younger generation coming into the job market? It was something of an eye-opener for us when the TOC Automotive College launched their Superbike Technician Course a few weeks ago.

To recap, the TOC Automotive College (TOC) launched their Superbike Technician Course. Also during the launch, TOC signed an agreement with the Malaysian Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA). To summarize, the agreement will see students of TOC’s Superbike Technician Course be sent to MMSDA affiliated workshops to undergo industrial training as part of their curriculum and find job placements there when they have completed the course.

Mr. Wee Hong, Chairman of MMSDA iterated that there is a pressing need for qualified technicians at member workshops. (Please click on the link below for more details.)

TOC Automotive College Launches Superbike Technician Course

So why the need for qualified technicians over those who were self-taught? (Again, we stress that not all self-taught technicians are bad.)

Therefore, the benefits of having your pride and joy looked after by a certified technician are:

• Proper workshop practices such as using the right tool for the right job. For example, using a torque wrench rather than whacking away with the pneumatic impact driver.

• TOC, for example, requires a passing mark of 80% for each subject. That means their graduates have already been ingrained with most, if not all, knowledge about motorcycles.

• Again, TOC does not compromise with students who missed any class twice in a semester. This sort of training inculcates not only skill and knowledge, but also discipline.

• Discipline translates to ownership and responsibility. We’ve had some great experience visiting a few workshops whose technicians performed superbly, despite their young age.

• Being certified means the technician is able to understand English. Now, it is not that we are ostracizing non-English speakers, but the cold, hard fact is that workshop manuals, owners’ manuals for imported motorcycles, guidebooks, most technical publications and videos are in English.

Motorcycles are getting ever more complex, especially in terms of electronics. The new crop of technicians is trained to diagnose these problems with the help of electronic testers.

While the above may not be 100% representative of the real world, at least it is better than having your bike’s CAN-bus worked on by a pokok ceri mechanic. Think of it this way: Would you visit a doctor or your neighbor (because he has a hot daughter) to diagnose your illness?

Interested to sign up for the TOC Superbike Technician Course? Want to build a career out of your passion? Click here to get more details about this course! And don’t worry about financing, TOC has you covered. Read about TOC’s financing program here.

  • Make a career out of your passion with the superbike technician course.
  • The new course by TOC Automotive College aims to prepare students with the knowledge to maintain almost any type of superbike.
  • The course offers a balance of class room studies and real-world experience.
  • And there is also a financing programme that aims to make the course affordable for all.

There’s no better way to become a certified superbike technician than enrolling at the TOC Automotive College.

Their latest 18-month Superbike Technician Course offers nothing but the best of both knowledge and real-world experience.

With over 70% of hands-on learning, becoming a certified superbike technician has never been easier or more fun.

There comes a time in everyone’s lives where there’s a great need to learn or improve oneself. The best method always goes back to education but what’s better is a combination of valuable knowledge and real-world experience. That’s exactly what you can expect when you pursue your studies at the TOC Automotive College.

There are many comprehensive automotive-related programmes suited to anyone and everyone regardless of their skills. Armed with just the passion and strive to succeed, anyone can become a certified technician upon completing their studies over at TOC.

Their latest Superbike Technician Course is a program where anyone can become a certified superbike technician in the shortest time possible whilst ensuring the highest levels of quality. Their three-level programme covers 18 months of comprehensive superbike knowledge from installation, maintenance, repairs, and motorcycle parts replacements.

This particular course offered by TOC is the first of its kind to provide extensive exposure to real-world working scenarios and workshop conditions. Through their many industry partners particularly the Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA), valuable work experience can be collected through a wide variety of brands and manufacturers for all those who enrol for TOC’s Superbike Technician Course.

Those of you who are sceptical about the programme will be glad to know that they are highly-recognised by the Ministry of Education (MoE). Combined with the fact that the course is majorly focused on hands-on learning rather than books and exams, you can be sure that the end-product of the TOC Automotive College is nothing but the highest of qualities.

Worried about financing your journey to becoming the next top certified superbike technician? Fret not as TOC offers low upfront payment to begin the course together with easy monthly loan payments once you enter to working world after graduation. Thanks to their very own TOC Bina Bakat (Building Talents) program, future superbike technicians can start their training with up to 100% loan.

There are three different levels to complete the 18-month program. Each six-month level comprises of three months of building skills and knowledge at the college itself and the other three months for ‘Industrial Training’ over at any of the workshops stationed to gain real-world experience.

The first level covers the basics of motorcycle workshop safety, application of related study, basic metal works and introduction to motorcycle technology, plus many more. Level 2 focuses on repairs and maintenance of engines, transmission, chassis, services, and maintenance.

The final level dwells deeper into the world of motorcycle electrical system, performance, overhauling, and more. Combined with the fact that the TOC Automotive College has a wide variety of superbikes from major manufacturers hailing from Japan and Europe, becoming a certified superbike technician armed with the best qualities is easily done thanks to folks over at TOC.

All in all, there’s really no valid excuse you can give if you want to become one of the greats in the world of superbikes. Rest assured that the TOC Automotive College has got you covered through every step of the way. All you need to bring to the table is just your passion and willingness to commit your time as well as effort and TOC will take care of the rest.

Click here to know more about TOC’s Superbike Technician Course.


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