A good biker is fast in a straight line but a professional rider is fast even in corners. And what could be the best place than MotoGP races to watch riders taking high speed corners with nail biting lean angles that seems to defy gravity and general physics.
To give you an idea of how much exactly MotoGP riders lean their bikes on race track, Jorge Lorenzo’s M1 is put on a stand at the same 64 degrees angle with which he takes corners. This demonstrates the technological advancement of tyres and suspension, racing bikes have these days.
The video goes on further to show that the contact patch area between the tyre and the track while bike corners, is equal to the mere size of a credit card. Absolutely fascinating.
Images and video: MotoGP
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