Understanding the secrets to motocross corner speed will enable you to have a lot more speed and control into and through the corners. Most times what you think you know isn’t enough. Many times the rest of what you need to know has been right there the entire time…you just didn’t recognize it.
The most critical part of the corner is at the transition. What is the transition? It’s where you go from controlling the bike with the brakes to controlling it with the clutch and throttle. There can’t be any coasting between. You go from braking to accelerating. How simple is that? Now that you know it you can easily and consistently be doing it correctly at a slow pace, then you can start adding speed to it. Once you have it down you will be amazed how much faster your Motocross Corner Speed will be.
Here’s an example to help you understand just how easy this secret is applied. When entering a corner if you coast between braking and accelerating you give up a lot of your control because the brakes give you over 50% of your control. The way you must compensate for this lose of control is to slow down. But at the same time if you don’t enter the corner fast enough you don’t need to ride the brakes longer and harder. In another example lets say you enter the corner faster but then brake too hard. If you hit the front brake too hard you may knife the front wheel and/or slide it out. Rear brake to hard…kill the engine…slide out and so on. Not braking hard enough isn’t going to work either as you will over shoot the corner. This is why it’s vital to get very skilled at controlling the brakes while you are feeling what’s needed. Riding with more control is way more fun. There is more info on this and much more in my Motocross Video On Demand streaming subscription!
Most times when you are several feet from the transition this braking control can be maintained with a light touch of both the front and rear brakes as you begin to transfer to the clutch and throttle. In other conditions it may be a lot more aggressive braking before more aggressive clutch and throttle control. Then there is the entire range between feathering the brakes and locking them up. Again, you have to control the brakes as you are feeling what is needed not only to slow down but to control the bike…making it do exactly what you want it to do…hold the same angle, cut shorter, go wider, steer with the rear wheel, with the front wheel. It’s all done with the brakes and your body movements, AWESOME FEELING WHEN YOU GET IT DOWN!!
Now that you got this technique secret you can begin riding with more control and way more fun. Get more secrets and techniques for riding with control in all types of corners, jumps, starts and whoops with my Motocross Techniques/Training Video On Demand streaming subscription!
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