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Cornering Tips & Techniques

Learn cornering tips and techniques from professional motorcycle instructor Joonil Park in this Howcast video.


Cornering is arguably the most rewarding experience in motorcycling. To properly do so, keep some things in mind. You want to make sure you slow down before the turn while you're still straight. Any reduction in speed on a motorcycle inherently destabilizes it, so you want to make sure you do that while you're straight up and down, not while you're already leaned over.

Make sure you sight and look through your turn. A, it'll make sure that your path is clear and safe, but B, it'll also keep your bike's trajectory on target and smooth through your intended path.

Make sure you have your throttle application smooth and steady, rolling on progressively as you make your way through the curve. Any abrupt changes in speed and application of the throttle will destabilize the bike and compromise traction. All the while looking through the curve, roll on your throttle for the exit, enjoy, and repeat as necessary.

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