”This flat corner on our test track was very slippery, as you can see from all of those sliding tire marks just to the inside of me. I am coming in from a fast straightaway before, so I need to slow down quickly, but also be careful not to slide out, because it’s slick! I do all of my downshifting before sitting, and as I begin turning I am on both brakes with about equal pressure. Once I enter the corner, I take my inside leg off of the peg for balance, (#1; DIRECTLY ABOVE INSIDE BOOT, NOT AS HIGH AS KNEE) but at the same time keep my inside knee gripping hard against the shroud for more bike control. (#2, ABOVE INSIDE KNEE, BUT BELOW HANDLEBAR)
“On the other side, my right foot is putting pressure on the peg underneath, once again giving me more control of the bike. (#3; OUTSIDE FOOTPEG) As for my upper body, I shift my body towards the outside to keep balance, but also keep my weight forward on the seat to weight the front wheel. (#4; WAISTLINE LEVEL, ON OUTSIDE) I place more emphasis on my outside shoulder and arm; this is the side that is steering and controlling the bike. (#5; ABOVE OUTSIDE TRICEP) Lastly, I keep my head looking as far up and into the corner as I can. (#6; ANYWHERE ABOVE OR TO THE SIDE OF HELMET) Be easy on the gas coming out, and that’s all there is to it!