Jump to content


Recommended Posts

So, as I said in my introduction months back (edit: wow a year back)...I wouldn't be posting here much, but I'd be reading often. Reason being I am usually in no position to offer advice and don't push hard enough on the street (only place I ride at the moment) to get into the finer points of cornering. However, I have recently had a bit of breakthrough with the whole rolling on the throttle through a corner bit. For the longest time after reading Twist II, I was just kinda doing it because the book said to. Bike didn't feel any better or worse doing it.


But a few days ago I had my "ah ha!" moment when I powered through a corner perfectly, and felt how the bike wanted to go through it. Since then I've been playing around with it and figured out how to use it. I dip the bike into a corner, and whereas I used to get to the point where the bike wanted to fall and thought "steer it back up" I now think "give it throttle". The bike immediately plants itself and holds the line. I can feel I now have more lean angle to play with as I've figured out what the engineer side of my brain always knew: the cornering forces will counteract gravity.


Just thought I'd share my revelation...FEELING it is different from knowing it in your head.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well done, Bubba. Feals great doesn't it? More comforting surprises ahead.


I "got it" when I trusted the fact that if I got the bike leaned INTO the corner without falling over, rolling on a little throtle would only raise the suspension (front and back) and make it safer. Turns out it really does MAKE the bike handle batter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...