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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 04:41 PM
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I looked and the new sportsters have that as an option. I would never ever in a million years buy a new bike but, in 20 years I will definitely by a bike with ABS baby!

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After starting of riding dirt for 4-5 years before I ever went on a street bike, counter steering was the hardest part for me to learn. I had to take a class to get my motorcycle license at 16 and I remember the instructor getting pretty mad at me because I kept letting my dirt instincts take over and throwing my body into the swerve instead of counter steering. Took me a while to get it but it has saved my ass numerous times over the years. If I had just leaned any of those times, I definitely would have laid the bike down.
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I hate to break it to you TR_, but even in the dirt you were in fact counter steering, even if you weren't aware you were doing it. Unless you only rode at under 5 mph, you can't accurately turn a two wheeler without counter steering. Period. Leaning does little if anything. Keith Code proved this on his "No BS motorcycle" years ago :

If you road a bike in the dirt and encountered any turns over 10 degrees, you were counter steering to get the bike to lean...and you were maintaining countersteering pressure to maintain the lean.

So, no, countersteering is not something that only applies to street bikes....

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as an ex-dirtbike rider,I'm gonna have to agree with KM. only on slow speed corners,you know,the ones where your foot is down, do you not countersteer

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