Originally Posted by wbedient
I thought that the further you hang off the less you have to lean the bike... and the less lean angle the more power you can put to the ground and the faster you can go.
Yes to a point, you still need to get your weight back on the bike and upright to apply power. So hanging off too much makes that harder, most feel that Pedrosa is the king of getting the bike upright and back on the power and he hangs off less than most.
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