This video demonstrates and explains very low-speed countersteering. It was produced as part of an article on countersteering, which can be found here:
Tight Turns and Counter Steering
An exercise event we held to help with tight turns and counter steering. At one point you will see "the shackle" maneuver where we switch positions simultaneously. Music is Eric Clapton's "Forever Man"
This video demonstrates the concept of countersteering. Many new riders have problems understanding just how pressing against the handgrip in the direction you want to go can actually cause a motorcycle to turn or move. It seems very confusing, especially since the first action of pressing causes the front tire to turn slightly AWAY from where you want to go.
I threw this together to try and show just what this press does and why doing it right is important
How to Turn a Motorcycle - Counterweight vs Countersteering
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Welcome to Part 2 of my How to Ride a Motorcycle series. In Part 1, The Basics, you learned how to start the motorcycle and get it moving for the first time. In this video, I'll teach you the basics of turning, both at slower speeds and at faster speeds.
When you learn to ride a motorcycle, you'll become aware that the bike behaves differently at different speeds. Below about 15mph, physically turning the steering column in the direction you want to go will make you go that way (turn it left to go left, right to go right).
However, above 15mph, you will do the opposite. To turn left, you will PRESS on the left handle bar (momentarily turning the wheel to the right), causing the bike to lean to the left and for the bike to go left. To turn right, you will PRESS on the right handle bar (momentarily turning the wheel to the left), causing the bike to lean to the right and for the bike to go right.
Be sure to watch the video for a great lesson on how to learn these techniques.
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How NOT to Take a Corner on a Motorcycle
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MCN Road-tester Michael Neeves takes out experienced rider but knee-down virgin Anthony Elvy to teach him how to get his knee down safely
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This was not very easy especially in deciding where to look. You need to decide the course at the first glance to look where you want to go during the turn, or you need to be able to make a turn with looking down the markers as advised not to do.
This video demonstrates and explains higher-speed (15 MPH or so) countersteering. It is a companion to the slow-speed video, and was also produced to be part of my countersteering article:
Counter Steering - How to Ride a Motorbike - Part 3
It's a lot easier to understand when you see it being done. And yes, the ONLY way to turn a bike is to Counter-Steer.
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