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You must counter steer a motorcycle in order to negotiate corners correctly and safely, it is an integral part of cornering. This technique is used at higher speeds on the public road, but at slower speed the handlebars are turned to steer the bike as with the U-Turn and Figure-of-Eight. Counter steering takes time to understand and master and you will improve as you develop your skills through time and practice. You must ensure your cornering speed does not exceed your ability.
Look in the direction you intend to travel. In a bend look through the corner and towards the exit of the bend. You should locate an aiming point in the corner and at the start of the corner, you gently push the handlebar with the palm of the hand away from you in the direction of travel. This weight transfer results in the motorcycle leaning over into the corner and as this happens it becomes a natural manoeuvre to follow the contour of the bend.
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