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After a while riding motorcycle (since 2011), and reading a few book/article related to motorcycle riding techniques, this is what I understand about motorcycle and how I handle it. Please comment and revise words i'm using as English is my second language

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Very good for the street.

 

1. Do not put any pressure on the gear lever before clutchless shifts.Keep your foot ready, but DO NOT pressure the lever beforehand.It causes wear on the gearbox.

 

2. Weight the outside peg.The inside peg weighting i am skeptical about, because many GP riders get their foot off the inside peg and slide it on the ground.

 

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Very well done. If you're including clutchless shifts, then I think trail braking should also be described.

 

- Increase breaking power gradually entering the turn until the apex

- At the apex completely release breaks and open throttle gradually

- Decellaration/Acceleration can be thought as a symmetrical force around the apex

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Very well done. If you're including clutchless shifts, then I think trail braking should also be described.

 

- Increase breaking power gradually entering the turn until the apex

- At the apex completely release breaks and open throttle gradually

- Decellaration/Acceleration can be thought as a symmetrical force around the apex

 

 

Shouldnt that be Decrease Breaking as you enter the turn ??

 

And you don't always need to trail brake all the way to the apex, you can turn in on the brakes and trail them off before you reach the apex,

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What I meant is you can't apply the highest level of breaking force immediately. Force has to be applied gently at the beginning, then increased and finally trailed towards the apex.

I agree, breaking can stop before the apex, but I like the idea of symmetrical decelerating/accelerating force around the corner.

When I started I was opening the throttle quickly at the apex, thinking I was maximizing my speed around the corners. It was working pretty well compared to the other beginners on track, helped by the TCS. Until I realized that to maximize traction I needed to accelerate gradually...

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thanks for the input guys, I'll revise it accordingly (1.3-leaning vs traction & 3.3 road signage) and share it among my friends, but I will not include trail braking in this articles as it's mostly for beginner reference :)

 

I still believe weighting inside peg is much easier than weighting outside peg & pressing outside leg to the tank side at the same time

trail braking are also mostly for the track guy. beside, it's easier to set the desire speed at corner entry and crack the throttle open ASAP once motorcycle turned into corner. I include clutchless upshift/downshift because it's easy to learn and can be done on straight up position

 

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For generics , its pretty good.

There are some oddball exceptions thou , for example Honda's C-ABS / BMW's rear paralever/ front non-dive suspension linkage.

And by fast , i hope you mean aerodynamically stability , a naked street bike going 200KM/H will try to tear your face off ~

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