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Lean & Balance

Post by bryan.welsh » Tue May 05, 2020 8:13 am

Hello everyone

Watching some MotoGP the other day (recordings, not live for some reason!) I again was amazed how far these guys can lean their bike over. It seems to defy gravity but they do it as a matter of course. It reminded me of a diagram (that I think I got from Eddy) called Lean & Balance which is a simple diagram showing why hanging off changes the centre of gravity which leaves more rubber on the road (if I've understood it correctly). I've attached it to this post.

If you're into the science behind this I've also added a link to a very good video about how all this works. I swear I almost understood some of it - haha - only joking, but it is quite technical and a bit confusing but it's still interesting, and I'm sure smarter folk than me will get it all. Anyway enjoy.

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJv4JD ... LFZEvKcGw8

Cheers, Bryan
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Re: Lean & Balance

Post by les.snelgrove » Sun May 10, 2020 5:40 pm

I shall now be applying the leaning technique to all my future rides ;)
If in doubt - don't! :shock:

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Re: Lean & Balance

Post by ken.fryer » Mon May 11, 2020 10:24 am

I have always been a fan of the Mike Hailwood seating position on a bike, and I see that the video proves Mike was right.

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