Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: extreme south texas
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bikes are all different. some fall into a corner easier than others. it depends on a lot of factors. reviewing how to properly negotiate a curve again never hurt anybody. lots of internet resources, or retake a rider course. always practice skills. on my 2008 v650, early on i changed to 150/70 radials, which really made the bike fall even easier into curves compared to the 160/60's on the top heavy v650. but it became normal for me. i picked up one of the last new 2016 moto guzzi norge (out of production now), and what a difference! lower, much heavier bike, falls into corner very well, but in a stable way (but watch out for the power). the old v650 now feels to me like it used to, almost TOO easy to flick. they're both fun bikes though, but different characters. so COG, tires, handlebar configuration, ambient issues among others.
countersteering? i still believe its more a pushing down motion to LEAN, not pushing forward as they describe (hence the name). in very slow riding, you are primarily turning the wheel. anything above 15-20 miles per hour, you're primarily leaning. the only time you can lean too much is if you're coming into a corner too hot.