One of the funny things about motorcycling is that you don’t necessarily ...
One of the funny things about motorcycling is that you don’t necessarily have to travel at the high speed to wreck your bike in the very bad way.
This video after the jump is the perfect way to show how extensive the damage can be even when crashing at 30 mph (48 km/h).
In certain scenarios, this speed may seem inappropriate and this is definitely not the case. In fact, the rider with decent skills would have gone around the bend at the even higher speed without any sorts of problems.
Even though this rider claims that the cause of this crash is excessive speed, any seasoned motorcyclist would most likely contradict him.
And the cause of the crash is the improper use of a clutch and throttle and target fixation, combined with the plain hesitation and newbie reactions.
Riding in the turn with good mastering of the throttle makes using a clutch unnecessary and thus does not reduce the maneuverability of the bike.
If changes in a course become necessary, riding with a clutch half-pulled makes every reaction of the bike slower and imprecise.
On the other hand, learning how to combine bike leaning angle, and the position in the lane, and the throttle eliminates most of the need to alter the bike’s trajectory in mid-turn.
And putting things simply, it enters the curve at the right speed, in the right position, and with the rider correctly positioned for the entire length of the bend.
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