Midcorner Correction How-to. - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Midcorner Correction How-to.

I think this might be useful for the hot rodders.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 10:50 AM
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Hmmm.... Not sure I agree with the write up... In the UK if you do any advanced training, you will ride to the "vanishing point" and to ride to maximise your view thereof. What is the vanishing point? It's the distant point where the road is no longer visible. If you're approaching an RH bend, position your bike as far LEFT as possible to maximise the distance to the VP, and ride at a speed where you can stop within that distance. If approaching a LH bend, position as far RIGHT as possible. As you get closer to the bend, the vanishing point will general appear to get closer, and then to start moving away (as you see past the apex). Before you start to turn in your speed should be matched to the distance of the vanishing point, and you should have transferred some weight backwards by just giving a "whiff" of throttle. This lightens the front end, and gives more tyre grip for cornering. As the VP moves away start to accelerate a bit harder.

The other thing is "counter steering"... put a LITTLE weight on the inside grip as get to the point where you want to turn in (experiment first!). A bike generally is more capable than the rider! Also LOOK where you want to be, not at what you think you may hit!!!


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When in doubt...throttle out.
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