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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Riding technique

I'm in awe.
I can't even understand how he does it. How does he counter-steers at such low speeds? How does he keep the throttle of that race bike open and have such control? How does he leans that far? He hardly moves his body and so much for knee dragging.



Go to YouTube to see other videos of cops doing the same with big bikes.

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Must be the Dunlops! I'm not sure about the countersteering, it looks to me that he was just letting it fall over the using the power to pull out. Nice control of the wheelspin too. Impressive riding!

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That rider would have no problems riding twisty roads
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Talk about knowing your bike and trusting your ability not to mention your tires. Ok who would like to try that with their V ?
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Impressive. I watched it a couple times and I think he's feathering the clutch some to be able to do that. He's also committing to each turn and he's not really moving around much at all and I think he's keeping the revs mostly up.
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GREAT riding, but couldn't help wondering if he'd have been faster "hanging off" so the bike was more up-right (or going faster at the same lean-angle).

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It's a combination of clutch\throttle\brake which is taught to LEO's to maximize turning radius within close quarters.

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amateur - my Sunday only moves are far better

actually, I don't think I could do that with my bicycle


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Sticky sticky tires and a little skill.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Don't down-play it guys.

For reference, here is a mortal doing the same.*
I know I wouldn't do much better.







*I found the video at AdvRider, but I think guy is a member here as well.

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ugh... that made me dizzy...

nice jacket and lid though,
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He's holding the forks against the steering stops and using the throttle to keep the bike up. Motor cops are taught this in order to make quick U-turns from a dead stop. The big rear sprocket makes it possible to have the engine revs up enough for power and controllability at slow speeds. Practice makes perfect.

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