body positioning
Movistar Yamaha

Preparing For Corners With Early Body Positioning

Nick Ienatsch explains the importance of setting your body before braking

A motorcycle rider’s body position is a hot topic and this week I want to talk about starting the process early with butt placement. Before the rider rolls off the throttle to the brakes, that rider’s rear end should be already positioned for the upcoming corner. This week’s audio discusses one of the most consistent mistakes my team at YCRS sees in track-day riders and racers. The faster you ride, the more this counts. I discuss two crashes directly related to body preparation…or more correctly, the lack of it.