MotoGP » PICTURE: 64 degree lean!

As well as reaching top speeds in excess of 350km/h (217mph) MotoGP riders are now achieving incredible lean angles of over 64 degrees.

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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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