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    Good video.

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    i literally just saw this, and posted on another motorcycle forum.

    i'm undecided on it for day to day road riding application.
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    I found it interesting. Till recently, I've leaned the bike and not myself so much. Hanging off the seat seemed a bit extreme in technique to me and I wasn't pushing the limits of cornering speeds. It just seemed natural, probably because it was also quick.

    Then in the past year, I read an article on leaning yourself and tried it. Now that seems natural. The idea in the article was that by leaning yourself (not sliding on the seat), you were keeping the tire more upright and reserving more of the bike's lean angle to make the corner if you found yourself going to fast.
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    That's exactly what i was taught, and how i tend to ride.
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    That guy makes great videos. I'm not on board much with this one though. What he's advocating works for U-turns, tight corners, casual street rides and slower speeds. 'Hanging off' on the outside can get you in trouble/present ground clearance issues or traction issues for faster curves on pavement. I think he should have added that clarifier.

    There's a reason the racers/track riders do it. Granted, for street riding, riding at a pace that justifies hanging off (inside) is risky but that doesn't change the physics.
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