MotoGP » PICTURE: 64 degree lean!

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September 26, 2013 10:40 PM

These almost absurd angles are a result of the current wheels rules. If wider rims were allowed, riders would use a more stop-and-go riding style instead of these dangerous high cornering speeds.


September 27, 2013 12:18 AM

The spec for a 20yo TZ250 is a 60 deg lean angle.

Been there only once and the end of the handlbar is about 10 cm (4") from the ground. The sun, moon and planets all lined up for that one corner.

Solid footpegs don't fold up so scraping those isn't something you practice....


September 27, 2013 1:09 AM


Working backwards from the angles ground into your toe sliders is a reasonable place to start, or the angle ground into some fixed part of the bike. My TZ only ever touched down once (when not crashing) and my toes worked well for me.

Leaning the bike over until that fixed part touches the ground will also give you some indication but don't forget that with the suspension compressed those bits hit the ground sooner, so the actual lean angle on track will be less.

Anyone suggesting hanging a gravity based sensor (like a plumb bob) from the windscreen should have their training wheels refitted........

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