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Motorcycle Cornering Tips

Suvro SenSeptember 1, 2014

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Hay guys, Today I will discuss about the Tips Motorcycle cornering tips. The essence of motorcycle riding is cornering: many motorcycle riders agree with that. You may keep enhancing your cornering skills for the rest of your life, and you will probably never reach full perfection.

What kind of mistakes are often made in corners, and what is the reason for those mistakes? What can you do about it? What is the perfect line, and how do you find it? When do you brake, and what is the right speed for a corner?

So conceivably you are a new rider. Conceivably you accept been benumbed for years but never absolutely anticipation about traveling a little faster. Conceivably you accept just forgotten. Actualities are some tips for accepting through those twisters a little quicker:-

motorcycle cornering tips

So How Do You Ride Through A Corner?

Sometimes, everything seems to fit together. Without being aware what you are doing, you choose the ideal line, you instinctively fell how every corner will behave, and you ride with the right speed, in the right gear, without thinking with hindsight that you could have had a higher speed, and you never get the upsetting thought that your speed is too high for the corner.

Looking

By far the most important thing to do to get your cornering fluent is, as always with motorcycle riding,*looking*. By looking far ahead, you can sometimes see corners long before you have arrived there, and follow the road by viewing trees or lamp posts, even when you don’t see the surface of the road.

Judging unknown corners gets better with experience, of course, but to accelerate that learning process, it’s always good to evaluate what went wrong and why, when a certain corner surprised you somehow, or when cornering didn’t fell good. Try to think whether there were sings about the corner that you missed. In the corner itself, it’s important to look where you want to go, as always look *far ahead*.

Try to pay attention, in a corner, to the way the corner behaves: tightening curves can be very treacherous. Keep track of the *vanishing point*. When it comes closer, the corner is tightening.

Looking further and further and further…….

Watch Your Speed

What you should know about speed in corners is very simple: you enter them slowly and you go out fast. Please try to give attention to the line through the corner, and to the amount of throttle you give. Speed will come as a bonus that way. Try not to access a bend too quickly. If you access a bend with too abundant acceleration administer a little bit of brakes which will be explained in the next trip. You ride with the right speed, in the right gear, without thinking with hindsight that you could have had a higher speed, and you never get the upsetting thought that your speed is too high for the corner.

In general, when you try to go as fast as possible, you end up going less fast then when you concentrate on that matters:-

• The Right speed: What is the right speed? There is only one correct answer: the speed at which you feel comfortable.

• Not off the throttle: If you notice, halfway, that you go off the throttle, then your speed was too high. If you notice that cornering dosen’t go like you would like it to go, that you can’t find the right lines, that you make mistakes like going the throttle, than those are sings that you should enter corners at a lower speed.

• Don’t garb the handlebars: Other sings that you go faster than what is right for you, is when you notice that you holding your handlebars too tightly, or when you are fixating one point (a tree or lampost).

Prepare: Braking and Changing Gears

Before you enter a corner, you should be ready. You should have the right speed, and you should have switched to the right gear. The right gear is the one in which you ride through the corner easily, and which allows you to accelerate out of the corner. Take your time to prepare a corner.

If you have to do everything in the last moment, you will probably break much harder. If you really want to ride a certain distance in the shortest possible time, you would have to prepare at the last moment, of course. But even then, you are better off when you first make sure that everything else is perfect, before you start working on braking and shifting late.

If you take your time for the preparation, you can concentrate on the corner itself.

Entering The Corner; Leaning In:

A much better word is “lean in”. You start a corner by leaning your motorcycle. You lean again in the point where you can ride out of the corner through the inside of the corner to the outside then you concentrate on that matters:-

• How: How do you do that, lean your motorcycle in? It helps to push with your weight, and it helps to push with your outside knee against the tank In a corner to the left, you push the bike leftward with your right buttock; in a corner to the right you push the bike to the right with your left buttock. It also feels like you push that handlebar downward.

• Countersteering: If you ever come across the word “countersteering” this is what it is. Some explanations sound incredibly confusing, but it’s simple and clear. When you push the motorcycle downward (or rather, when it feels as if you’re pushing it downward) through the handlebar, try to keep in mind not to automatically sit straight up and round the corner motorcross-style. It’s better when you get used lean with the motorcycle, or lean a little bit inwards, because you have more ground clearance that way.

In the corner: The Throttle

On the throttle the ideal situation is when you are able to turn on the throttle, little by little, during the whole corner. Within the throttle on, and without pulling the clutch, your motorcycle is much more stable that without the throttle or with a pulled-in-clutch.

When you pull the clutch during a corner, your motorcycle will *fall* to the inside. At the point from where you can lean in further, from where you can ride out of the corner, almost in a straight line you can open the throttle line. Now you can accelerate out of the corner. The acceleration will get your bike straight up again, which you need to ride in a straight line.

Practice Consciously

Practice consciously is the most important thing is Motorcycle cornering tips. Counterintuitively, you get into the flow most easily when you also try, from time to time, to be really conscious of what you do when cornering. In cornering, everything is

important: how you look through the corner in advance, how you plan your line, how you sit on your motorcycle, how you start your corner, how you use the throttle and how you shift, how you brake in advance, and sometimes, unfortunately, how you brake or swerve in the corner itself.

Of course, reading alone will not you better in cornering: you will have to practice, and learn to feel what happens?

Getting an Acceptable Knowledge

First of all, we all apperceive you accept to angular your motorcycle. That’s just the way it works. We accept all accomplished about that moment if you are center most through an ambit and AL of an abrupt apprehend that aptitude isn’t enough. That abrupt agitation if you anticipate you are leaned as for as those guys on the Antagonism Channel but your bike is boring afloat appears the advancing traffic.

Braking In A Corner

Sometimes, you have to broke; you should always try to enter a corner with the right entryspeed. But here, we suppose you didn’t quite succeed and you were riding much too fast to your liking. In the first place, try to keep in mind that letting of the throttle is not the way to go. Somehow, that’s what happens most easily, so it’s difficult to get rid of that habit then you concentrate on that matters:-

• Touch the back brake: When your speed is just a little bit too fast for feeling comfortable, simply touch the back brake. Not hard of course, but just gently touch it with your foot.

• Emergency Brake(Front and Clutch): But sometimes, you really have to BRAKE. A child might cross the road, that time your back brake won’t help you.

• Pull the clutch and use the front brake: In such a case: pull the clutch and use your front brake. Be careful, and keep pushing your bike into the corner, because your bike will try to straighten up.

Polygon Instead of A Fluent Line

In that case, you concentrate on that matters:-

• Start too Early: It’s possible, for instance, to start cornering too early. Than your bike ends up near the side of the road, or on the part of the road for the opposite direction, which forces you to steer out of the corner, because you steel don’t finish the corner, you will have to steer into the corner not much later, and the same process may start again.

• Surprised by the corner: Another possibility is that you don’t look through the entire corner before you started it. Then you may be surprised any moment by the corner, you will have make corrections any moment, and this steering inputs will result a line made up for several short lines in slightly difference direction.

• Too Fast(No minimum or maximum): There is no absolute speed for the corner: the right speed varies from person to person, motorcycle to motorcycle, from tyre to tyre, and from day to day. So, the right speed is a combination of the motorcycle, and the circumstances. You entered a corner too fast if you: Can’t resistthe urgo to brake during the corner, Can’t resist to close the throttle, Don’t take the corner at all, but instead ride straight on.

• Too Slow(Never a Mistake): Lots of people see it is a mistake when they notice, when having finished a corner “too slow” really a mistake? When you think about it, it’s only a mistake when you see it that way. By concentrating on looking, and on the line tgrough the corner, you will, somewhere in the future, really get that higher speed. When you enter a corner at a slower speed than might seem necessary with hindsight, it only means that you needed the slower speed, and that is no mistake at all.

The Final Thing

So what do you do, with all this tips and clues? Start slowly is the rule. Don’t think about what “they” will think about you.

Follow the line with your eyes: In the first place, make sure that when you enter a corner, that your eyes already have followed the line that you want to follow through the corner.

Be ready: In the second place, make sure that you are ready before the corner. So make sure that you have braked or slowed down otherwise, that you are the right gear, and that your throttle is constant, with the speed that you want to be the entryspeed.

Lean in: Point three is entering the corner by learning in, following your virtual line, and in the meantime keep looking far ahead, staying at the outside of the corner as long as possible.

Throttle: Point four is the throttle: you always give throttle while in a corner. You will soon be at the point where you can lean in for the second time, and you will be able to accelerate out of the corner.

From then on, you will be looking ahead for the next corner…….Hope This Motorcycle cornering tips will help you.  Enjoy!

-Rokonuzzaman Ashiq

Suvro Sen is the Founder & Editor In Chief of BikeBD. A simple motorcycle lover. Who want to share his Bike & Biking tips, knowledge for the Bangladeshi Motorcycle lovers & Riders. You Can connect with him Via

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