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Old 11-22-2012, 04:25 AM   #828
Motogymkhanaman
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The No BS bike doesn't completely settle the argument as body steering can still have a profound effect on turning our bike, but only when it's travelling very slowly.

The stunt rider Mattie Griffin www.mgstuntriding.com can perform full lock figure 8's with his hands off the bars, just by moving his upper body and expertly timed rear brake release.

In Moto Gymkhana we can use this effect to our advantage by ensuring that our body is positioned in such a way that it encourages the bike to do what we want it to do next. The three phases of machine control are Steady-State, Capsize and Recovery, so we use different body positions to promote whichever state we want to achieve.
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