MMP 07: Why understanding countersteering is so important [Podcast]

In this session of the Motorcycle Mentor Podcast, I discuss countersteering and explain why I think it is one of the most important things you should understand… regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced rider.

best beginner motorcycleCountersteering is how you control your motorcycle: push right to go right, push left to go left. But pushing on the right bar is actually the same as pulling on the left bar… which means to initiate a right turn you turn the handlebar in the opposite direction. Sound confusing?

More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about:

  • My first trip to Deals Gap.
  • What is countersteering — my simple definition.
  • Why understanding countersteering with your head is so important.
  • Why there is so much passionate debate about the physics of countersteering.
  • Why I think having countersteering part of your muscle memory can significantly increase your abilities to avoid an accident.

Resources and links mentioned in this session:

Video showing countersteering…

Video explaining more of the physics…

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