Perfect Cornering Posture for the Street and Track


How you sit on a motorcycle during cornering can make dramatic changes to how the bike behaves. We’ll discuss how your posture can enhance how you interact with the motorcycle to help you become an even better and safer rider, regardless if you are riding on the street or the track, on a cruiser or a superbike.

Both of these books are amazing resources to enhance your motorcycling skillset. Sport Riding Techniques is the best motorcycle riding book we’ve come across, while Motorcycle Dynamics has all the physics and maths to explain how and why motorcycles behave the way they do. Finally, there are a few riding programs that we know of that that teach modern riding techniques.



  1. Joe StPierre 28 June, 2019 at 17:27 Reply

    Thank you so much for the videos. Trail Breaking and body posture. I am always looking for more information regarding techniques. The relation between street riding and track riding is a tricky thing when talking to new street riding students.
    1. I enjoyed the bowling ball demo as a weight and leverage comparison when moving your body about the motorcycle.
    2. Waiting for the Weight.
    I will probably be tossing these ideas into my classes.
    Thanks Again

  2. Mike Elwin 18 October, 2021 at 20:44 Reply

    Just for the fun of it, I began crouching down in fast turns, but my helmet rode down so close to my eyes that I couldn’t see well on uphill turns, especially in the approach. Racers crouch down so far, I don’t now how they manage to see the track at all.

    Now I lean into the turns from my waist. I don’t drag my knee; I just lean a little while still sitting straight enough to see the road well. The bike leans a bit less; I don’t feel the speed nearly as much as with sitting straight or crouching; and I can plan my approach as early as I need to.

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