When you combine such a body-to-the-inside style with the amazing grip of today’s MotoGP-spec Bridgestone tires, there is no longer room under the machine for the classic knee-on-the-pavement position. Instead, you see today’s riders packaging themselves along the bike, looking like a man lying on his side to look under a car. The inside knee is up against the bike, and the elbow is very close to the ground. All this is done to keep from having to lean the machine over any more than absolutely necessary. Today, big lean angle numbers, like 63 to 64 degrees, are common.