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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy newbie question about knee dragging

I've been riding motorcycles for 15 years. Most of my bikes have been cruisers. Loud pipes, go slow, sit upright. You know, those guys you usually pass.

I recently bought a Yamaha R6 and have a newbie question. To most of you this is probably out of the "big ol' bag of duh"

When racing / riding hard, what is the benefit of hanging off the side of the bike and dragging a knee in a fast corner ?

I obviously recognize the "cool" factor, but that isn't the reason I know. I watch the races on ESPN etc, and see the riders consistently shift to hang off the side of the bike as they enter a corner. Why? What is the benefit? How does this weight distribution improve cornering?

I hope this isn't too simple of a question. Help a poor noob.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 11:07 AM
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Here is a continuation of a thread that was lost in the "Big server meltdown of June 00'". Hope this helps...

https://www.sportbikeworld.com/showth...t=hanging+seat

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