faffi Posted July 25, 2012 Report Share Posted July 25, 2012 Today, riding my old KZ650 at a sedate pace, I still practiced the one steering input and quick steering. Around one bend, doing about 70 kph (40-45 mph) I waited very long before snapping the bike on its side. And became seriously surprised when I touched down! That wasn't expected, as the corner can be taken much faster using a normal, lazy turn just following the road's arch. I then started thinking, and that's when the logic about reduced lean using quick steering began to feel less logic. If I keep the same speed and use for instance 150 metres to change direction, it will demand a certain amount of lean to complete, depending on speed and radius. By changing, I mean from corner entrance to corner exit, bike upright to bike upright again. Now, if I keep the speed constant, but shorten the corner to just 50 metres, will I not have to lean more? Sure felt like it. Under racing conditions, the average speed from corner entrance to corner exit can be kept higher because you can stay upright longer. But would not apex speed be lower then, since you make the corner in reality much shorter? Please enligten me Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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