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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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Bike Cornering Bible

Keep relaxed, looking through the turn and breathing until you exit the turn. If you look either down or right in front of you, your brain will think that you are going way faster than you really are and automatically enter into panic mode.

Motorcycle cornering – Survival reactions and proper body positioning. I will try to cover the braking subject in a future post so, for now, I can only recommend you read what Nick Ienatsch has to say about it here: All those coaches say that those Survival Reactions are bad but natural, that they’ll be there in every turn For me it was about a week and a half – 2 weeks.

Follow us email facebook twitter Google Plus instagram pinterest biboe rss. You are correct though to a point that it increases. 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.

Ofir, Priceless advice on an under appreciated technique!

I need to learn how to shift my butt to the inside without destabilising the bike prior to the corner. Chicken strips aren’t a measurement of skill. When you turn centrifugal forces acts outwards during the turn.


Smile inside your helmet: Without me, my motorcycle is useless. Don’t use your arms to move around as they must always be relaxed on the handlebars. This phenomenon is commonly known as target fixation. When your body feels out of balance, survival reactions always come first. Login Home About Contact. Hi Ofir, I was new corneding motorcycling specially on a higher displacement, 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 ocrnering lot but there is something that I want to ask.

Even the most experienced riders can benefit from understanding safety and knowing the limits.

Motorcycle cornering – Body position to reduce anxiety and panic | OfirMX

The best way to biie this erroneous sense of speed is raising your sight and looking ahead, towards the exit of the turn. I actually downloaded twist of the wrist DVD and it’s well worth it!

You learn this at an early age, in fact, the same time you learn to ride a pedal bike as they all steer identically. This also makes your sight focus on the sensed point of impact tunnel vision. Resend my activation email: So now we have two G forces acting on you: The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own and may not reflect the philosophies of the organizations to which I belong.

Ride safe, my friend. Without my motorcycle, I am useless. Hanging off too much for them can reduce amount of clearance they have.

Bike Cornering Bible

I had no chicken strips on my first rear tyre on the ZZR and the guy who changed them said bioe a man after my own heart”. Again depends on tyre that us true mainly for sports tyres a touring tyre, certainly not always the case. Your image does not show the full truth you can still lean further than that.

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After watching that vid and similar others I always feel I’ve forgot how to ride and worry about how Cornerihg doing it, it’s totally sub conscious like it should have become as soon as you ditched the stabilisers. By doing these two simple things not only your body and brain will feel a safer sense of balance through the turn but you will actually keep the bike a bit more cornreing which helps keeping a good traction patch on the tires.


This will not only prevent your brain from picking up an erroneous sense of speed but it will also help prepare all the movements that your body needs to make in order to exit the curve safely. Help your brain sense that your body gible in balance Q: It automatically panics and engages every muscle of your body in preparation for a quick reaction.

There is no degree of experience or skill level of rider who cannot improve. I’ve been riding on and off no pun intended: In a motorcycle, these primal reactions can make you crash. The Carousel and the Riddle Example Imagine that you are asked to resolve a riddle while you are sitting on one of those old fair carousels and If your muscles are tight and your brain is in survival mode, you cannot think clearly and react properly in a curve.