Most riders sit pretty much upright in the saddle. Positioning your body to the inside of your motorcycle when cornering means that the motorcycle does not have to lean as far for a given speed and turn radius. By pre-positioning your body just before turn-in preloads the bike so it falls swiftly from upright to leaned. It can be unsettling the first time you do it as the bike turns so much easier, so experiment gradually.
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Mastering this technique will help you get around corners faster and safer. Hanging your body weight off your motorcycle means the bike itself can stand up a bit more in corners. I guarantee your bike can lean more than you think it will. If you can imagine the center of gravity of your motorcycle as a point inside the bike itself, anything you do to move your own weight away from that point will change the dynamics and the handling of your motorcycle.
By Alfred. Rodriguez , February 19, in Cornering and Techniques. I just completed the Two Day Camp in Las Vegas, and one feedback I got from my coach was too much hang-off inclusive of being crossed-up. So much so that when he leads me, he usually cautions me NOT to use too much butt pardon the pun.