Originally Posted by NJ-Brett
A LOT of people crash because their bike can not lean enough to compensate for a minor mistake.
A lot of people crash because the rider can not let the bike lean as far as the bike is capable of leaving them unable to compensate for a minor mistake.
Many riders panic at the first noises they hear from touching down. They do all sorts of dumb stuff at that point.
I find that in spirited riding, I feel much more comfortable with blind and unknown corners having as much in reserve as possible. Body position is key for this but I don't hang off, just shift my weight. It doesn't take much to make a big difference; especially on a big cruiser/tourer.