Better Riding: Smoothness and cornering

Cornering fast and safely is all about smoothness. Here’s the first step to upgrade your skills

Overdrive May 17, 2016 08:30:02 IST
Better Riding: Smoothness and cornering

In the past few years, I’ve attended many track schools. The essential message in all was the same: to corner faster, to lean over more, you need to be smoother. The reason is simple. The further you lean over (which happens when you start going around corners faster), the less available grip there is. Being un-smooth makes it more likely that one of the inputs will overwhelm the available grip and cause you to fall off. More often than that, however, it causes your bike to feel weird and stops you from going faster because your brain...

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