The way you position your body on the motorcycle can make the difference between panicking/freezing in the middle of a turn or feeling. Buy A Twist of the Wrist II: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding: Read 55 Race Tech’s Motorcycle Suspension Bible: Dirt, Street and Track. Showing off Bikes or Gear? Bike-related Subs Since we are talking about cornering: The Cornering Bible – Twist of the Wrist II (which used.

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When your brain panics, it reacts with primal and involuntary survival reactions. Login Home About Contact. I actually downloaded twist of the wrist DVD and it’s well worth it! Electronic Rider Aids, Safety and Performance. Thank you for your comments, Steve. That is why you can run off edge on rear and have room left on the front. This also makes your sight focus on the sensed point of impact tunnel vision. I have small chicken strips now and I’m definately faster.

Have a bash on a dual carriageway or motorway to change lane by putting pressure on the bar ends pushing toward the floor somewhat, I found that doing this with a bit of lean and appropriate speed before committing helped no end. Race machines have much better suspension and tyres and more ground clearance. If hanging off the bike is the better way to corner, whether it be faster cornering or better in the wet, why do MotoGP, WSB etc riders just get knees down all the time?

The faster the curve, the faster the sidewise G force. This all makes complete sense in every way, thanks for the detailed info.

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By Keith Code posted Nov 28th, Bkble watching that vid and similar others I always feel I’ve forgot how to ride and worry about how I’m doing it, it’s totally sub conscious like it should have become as soon as you ditched the stabilisers. Thanks for this valuable information.

Tips and exercises that will help strengthen your back for a less painful ride. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. If you’re on the very edge of your tyre then your contact patch is smaller on rear. There is no degree of experience or skill level of rider who cannot improve.


No matter what else is going on around you, once your brain has focused on that point of impact, it will remain focused there until the impact actually happens. Street and trackday strategies for choosing the best path. The same happens when you’re cornering on a motorcycle.

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As for being committed and unable to change direction hanging off, that’s a load of tosh. Don’t use your arms to move around as they must always be relaxed on buke handlebars. Lines are where you place the bike and the arc you use to get through the corner.

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You turn bars right the force causes it to lean left. Moving around on the bike, as appropriate, is essential and while it may be a bit much to add to basic courses, is truly worthy of a skill all motorcyclists need to master. On a bike you see the pavement “flying” under you which, in turn, creates the feeling that you are going faster than you really are.

Hi Ofir, I was new into motorcycling specially on a higher hike, I am watching the “twist of the wrist II” but it is very technical for a newbie like me, thanks for this blog and I learned a lot but there is something that I want to ask. Jeff Allen posted Apr 21st, In fact look how far they hang off in the wet.

The only muscles that need to be really engaged are your torso ones -to keep you from tightening your arms on the bars- everything else should be loose and happy.

Kawasaki posted Mar 31st, But as soon as you enter cornerinh curve everything changes; the centrifugal force of the turn will try to push your body and throw you to the outside of the curve.

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conering Motorcycle cornering – Body position to reduce anxiety and panic April 10, by Ofir Ramirez-Rios. I wonder what’s the longest time someone has ridden for without knowing about countersteering?


How to prevent sore backs when riding motorcycles. If your chicken strips are big then you are clearly not leaning the bike far enough over Again depends on tyre that us true mainly for sports tyres a touring tyre, certainly not always the case.

These three riders are keeping their upper bodies aligned in balance with the dynamic G force. It’s knows I’m not aligned properly on approach. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You cannot download files in this forum.


Above a relatively slow speed it is the only way to steer a bike. Climbing all over the bike on the road isnt necessarly a good thing. When your body feels out of balance, survival corndring always come first. As I said before, use your legs and start with very subtle and smooth corbering. Turn right in a car and you feel the car rolling left, this exact thing happens on bikes. It comes naturally, I don’t know why people over think it, that’s a sure fire way of messing it up.

Many thanks again for the cornerimg Good riding instructors and coaches often experience a unique reciprocity of information between themselves and their students, if one listens carefully.

One pushing you down and one pushing you to the side. Prevent your brain from sensing that you are going faster than you really are Q: Panic is a sudden sensation of fear which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking.