My dude, you’re thinking about all the wrong things. You should be focusing on riding well and not parlour tricks that are not going to be beneficial to you in any way whatsoever. Reading all that made me think you are a tool rider. I am being honest here.
Why do you need to learn about rev matching? Is your clutch broken? It’s not some mythical prostar rider technique so forget about it. Focusing or talking about it before you can even ride for shit doesn’t make you come across as a bike enthusiast or prostar.
Why are you so worried about chicken strips? You’re going to have those naturally because of your regular riding, which evidently does not involve riding ass off bike. Shit, do you really lack that much confidence? That was a rhetorical question - you are lacking. Absence of chicken strips doesn’t mean you’re a good rider. That lie will come out and when it does, it won’t be good for you.
You’re also overestimating the costs of track days and severely underestimating riding skill, in general.
I am only telling you this because I have this fearful thought that you may end up someone who joins a group ride, is in way over his head, and bad shit happens. From one rider to another, I do not want that to happen to you or for your family. I felt like you needed a reminder that you should aim to become a better rider and not just look or sound like one. You might not like it but I’d rather take that than the alternative.
As for track days, I can’t speak specific to your location but if you want to experience the track, then take a 1-2 day track course which usually cost 3-400 dollars. Then if you get more serious about improving your riding skills, look to join riding communities [motorcycle forums in your area] and look for organized track days where the cost is usually lower since the group will split the track rental fee, trailers, and motel. You’ll meet a lot more helpful and knowledgeable people too.
You’re really overestimating the cost of track days. I highly doubt you’re in a position where you would be running through even a single set of tires. Race tracks are around 13 miles long and you’ll probably be able to go through 10-15 laps before you call it a day. Even then, in none of those laps will you be in a position to be wearing down tires. Honestly, your first several track days are going to be no different than riding around your city in terms of wear. Same thing with tire warmers - you won’t need to worry about getting your tires to peak condition when you won’t be anywhere near a position to push maximum grip. You don’t need ‘‘special race fuel’’, what your manual suggests will be fine. I don’t know what specific track fees you have to face but where I live, it’s just a track fee. Gear you really should already have so I won’t count that as an additional cost.
Above all else, I get the sense that you’re really stuck on the idea that track days are about going fast and racing like it’s one big operation. It isn’t. It’s more of a school. You’re going to get a reality check on what it means to ride. Every rider wants to improve their skills but fail to realize that there are too many factors preventing that on the street. When you get on the track and experience sections of a track that quickly change in elevation leading to technical corners, you’re going to shit yourself even if you’re going 10mph. And you’re going to shit yourself again when someone passes you in a corner.
Make sure you go with good attitude riders who know what it’s all about. There’s nothing worst than paying the fees, going to the track, then wondering why you can’t take your laps or are stopped every 5 mins because dumbasses keep trying to hot dog ‘‘woooooo, track day, time to go top speeeed’’ and then bin it on the first novice corner causing lap stoppages. It happens more often than you’d think in open sessions. You should trust riders you do not know as much as you trust cars on the road - you don’t.