Motorcycle Riding Basics : Motorcycle Riding: Fast Cornering
Alright, so now we’re going to go ahead and
talk about faster cornering. We got our slow turns down. We’re not actually going to turn
the same way by counter weight, with our counter weight out this way. We’re, cause if we do
this, it’s going to drop our bike too low on a corner. The objective is to keep our
bike more straight up with our weight still pulling that bike over to that corner. The
way we’re going to achieve that, is we’re just going to start off with working our shoulders.
At kind of normal turns, like everyday turns in traffic and stuff like that, what you’re
going to want to do, is you’re actually going to want to just lean your shoulders off to
that one side. If you’re going to turn left, you’re going to lean your shoulders off that
same side. So, you’re going to lean off left a little bit. And, you do the same thing,
if you turn right, you’re just going to lean those shoulders off a little a bit right.
Now, when you’re turning, you want to actually push down on that handle if you’re turning
to the left, you’re going to push on that left hand side. Ok. We don’t want to turn
our wheels to the left, because that’s going to actually make us lean the opposite direction.
So, you always want to push down on that same side that you’re trying to turn, push and
lean down on the side. Same thing with the right, we’re going to push down and lean to
the right. And, that’s going to go ahead and get us our lean to go into the corners, cause
again, we don’t turn our bike, a motorcycle like a bicycle. We turn our motorcycle like
an actual motorcycle. Now, when we get into faster riding around corners and stuff like
that, we’re going to go ahead and lean, and then we’re going to go ahead and scoot a little
bit off the side. We’re going to still hang on with our leg over here on this right side,
when we’re leaning to the left. So, we’re going to lean to that left and just scoot
off a little bit, same thing with the right hand turns. You’re going to scoot off a little
bit, get your weight over on the opposite, on the same side of your turn, you’re going
to push down on that side, and you’re going to lean. So, for a right hand turn, you lean
off to the right, left hand turn, you lean off to the left. Remember we’re trying to
get our bike to stay more straight up, than so far down.