Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
My cornering technique is based on MSF and Team Oregon training..... It's primary goal is to ensure I have a clear exit, before I commit to the turn. I am extending my sightline through the corner to the maximum extent possible. Go in straight and deep, then commit.
I only go as fast as I can stop, in the space that I can see.
Using a delayed apex, allows me to brake longer in a fully vertical mode, before I consume traction turning. Until I can see the corner exit is clear, I do not accelerate..... Maintenance throttle, to keep the chassis stable, by having a constant load on the suspension, so the steering rake/trail remains constant......
Both msf sport bike riders course, and Team Oregon advanced rider course trained me to be able to continue braking, even after I have started turning. Understanding how to budget traction between steering and braking, and what proportion is available at a given point in a turn has saved me from myself more than once.
I cannot over emphasize formal training on a closed course. Reducing the extraneous variables, and direct observation by trained instructors who can communicate exactly what is actually going on is very nearly priceless.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."