/agree - "call me a b**** but I like having a power saw to cut wood in half" do you need a power saw... nope but I'm happy to have it
use the tools available, can someone like rossi or hayden use the slip to their advantage yea sure, but I'm not them and it helps me from gettin f'd up on my path to knee draggin greatness. sure woulda helped this guy
Originally Posted by GunSlinger
call me a *****, but i love having traction control... everyone makes mistakes. most of the time my bike compensates for my issues...
imo our bike would of stopped that from happening.
I believe that he was leaning the bike way to much, and with the current set of worn tires on. His body position did not help at all either, it was so bad that it probably worked the suspension even harder than it already had to.
I don't know how these guys have the confidence to go ripping around "trying" to just get there knee's down on these public roads. Only asphalt I trust is the track.
2012 Black BMW S1000RR (Street&Track): Upgrade Stage currently!! + 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R (Track/Race)
In my opinion, the rider was not SMOOTH with the throttle that made the bike's suspension unstable + excessive throttle while leaned over + survival reaction when the rear started to slide (he chopped the throttle OFF) = HIGHSIDE.
read Twist of the Wrist II by Keith Code the cornering guru….
2013 BMW HP4 - 2010 BMW alpha Racing S1000rr
2011 BMW S1000rr AMA spec race bike
2012 DUCATI Panigale 1199rs - 2008 Ducati 1098R
2009 Bimota DB-7 -
1977 Bimota SB-2, etc…..
A guy on another forum knows that corner and rides it often. He says the corner is a decreasing radius turn. Technical but not overly difficult if you know it's coming (or did a slow ride thru before trying to hammer it)
People who don't get caught offguard by it. And most of the crashes we get to critique are of riders without the experience / skills to handle a surprise like that.