|the motorcycle leans. The greater the
speed, the more the motorcycle must lean.
When you are near the end of the curve,
gradually release the pressure on the hand
grip to bring the motorcycle upright. If
necessary, push on the opposite hand grip
to assist in straightening the motorcycle.
Many motorcycle riders, especially
those who lack experience, misjudge the
safest speed for curves and enter curves
when travelling too quickly.
If necessary, reduce your speed and
downshift before the curve.
When road or weather conditions are
poor, reduce your speed further.
Look well ahead and keep your eyes
looking through the curve to where you
want to go.
Push-steer to lean the motorcycle in the
direction of the curve.
Avoid slowing or accelerating suddenly
while in the curve when the motorcycle
is leaning. The sudden change in
speed could cause the motorcycle to
You can apply both brakes in a curve
in an emergency, but do not do
this while the motorcycle is leaning.
Before applying the brakes, bring the
motorcycle upright, and take care not
to lock either wheel. Using threshold
braking will help prevent locking.
Gently accelerate when you are nearing
the end of the curve.
Skids are the result of:
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