Clearly, getting the most out of a 600 requires an emphasis on corner speed, so despite his relatively upright upper-body position Hodgson works his lower body to at least partially compensate. To keep the rear wheel on the ground under maximum braking, "I'm up against the tank in the corners, but then when I brake I always pull myself away from the tank, just obviously trying to keep the weight as far back as possible," he explains. "I move around on the seat a lot, really. A lot of riders, like Ben Spies, don't move around on the seat a lot; he moves his upper body around over it. I move my bum on the seat, but my upper body stays in the same position, so I try to keep a lower center of gravity by getting more of my backside off but keeping my upper body over the center."