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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering which position do you guys prefer? And what would be the advantage of one over the other?





I've seen most journalists and many racers prefer the the twisted upper body position (Bayliss), and guys that are extremely physical try to master the traditional form, parallel to the bike (Hayden).
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I'll take No.2 for 10 points.

The "kiss the mirror" position not only looks more comfortable, but more efficient, with more weight being transferred.




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Yeah, I am working little by little on that #2, pretty soon my pegs will start draggin, hehe.

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Yeah, I am working little by little on that #2, pretty soon my pegs will start draggin, hehe.
If they are the fold up kind...no big deal....

Just my take on this...

With Nicky's style, your head is closer to the tarmac...and outside of the fairing, this does a couple of things...cuzz your almost forced o look way ahead in the turns...

Your seeing the speed of your bike as being Slower, then siting straight up..sorta like Troy...in turn, that allows you to relax more.

And speaking of relaxed....Nicky's position makes it kinda tuff to stay tense...I suppose if ya really worked at it...you could, BUT if you try his style there's almost no way to grip the outside bar with a lot of force...also his style gets the weight over and lower to the inside, so less lean angle may let ya go round the turn.....depending on your speed..

In the end, riders ride the way they feel the best..read most comfy..it's the basic's that you apply that count, not how good you look..

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Hey, you're not looking far enough!

Must be the back acting up again.

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You'd have dig up THAT pic.......wouldn't ya....






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The proper way is with your back parallel to the bike. By getting more weight down and in you can effectivly decrease you lean angle at the same speed. Just look at the pics.

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Probably a combination of the two is best. Get your butt as far off as the first photo, but get your head and shoulders toward the inside too, like the second photo.

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Which position?????

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