Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
I Ride: '06 ZX6R, '14 Ninja 1000, '08 FJR, '06 GSXR 600, '11 KTM 690 Enduro R, '08 GSXR750
There must be quite a pucker factor for the lead rider in that situation. I guess what you're trying to do is suck the trailer into the corner too fast by staying wide and braking maybe a little earlier than necessary, so that when the assumed overshoot happens you can get the bike stopped and turned underneath to get out of the corner faster.
But if the overtaker can get it stopped, he's essentially stopped it at the apex and kept the other guy he just passed behind him and has an easy shot to the finish.
I suppose how far it is to the finish line would make a difference as well, but it seems like a pretty big gamble that the overtaker into the corner is gonna have to drift wide and will leave a window open for the re-pass with better drive to the finish.
It sure does seem like we've seen this move a lot over the last 2 seasons, more than I remember seeing over the years prior. Maybe that's just because we've had tighter races overall? Good stuff though
'06 ZX6R, '08 FJR1300, '06 GSXR 600, '14 Ninja 1000, '11 KTM 690 Enduro, '08 GSXR750
On the Ninja - Galfer rotors, '09 calipers, Brembo RCS M/C, Beet exhaust, Carrozzeria wheels, Ohlins cartridge kit, Ohlins Shock, Ohlins damper, Woodcraft rearsets, Healtech QuickshifterEasy
Last edited by russperry; 10-07-2019 at 06:49 PM.