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Question why do thay hang leg out

sorry stupid question, but why dos rossi /gp stars hang their legs out going around a corner ?? as thay have only been hanging the leg out the last few years, my wife asked me and im not sure cheers buddha
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well you see when a young male has to urinate he initially just squats, as he gets older, matures, and either gets tired of peeing on himself, or learns from an older male, he lifts his leg to pee. Look for the wet streak on the track you will see what I mean...lol
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If you had balls the size of Rossi's, you'd want to stretch a little during a few of those laps.



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ok so rossi is veary old and riding ducati will he start two squat [i now he did teach alot of kids two hang a leg out,but he is old] and i have seen a brown streak on the gp track not a good thing two see...lol cheers buddha

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Haven't read a definitive reason why, but some believe the surface area from the exposed body area acts as a sail and helps rotate the bike.
I'm surprised some magazine hasn't experimented to find the effects.
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I have also heard that Rossi, did not start until he started riding Supermoto races. Most that stick their legs out normally ride supermoto when the have time.

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I think I read somewhere (or might've heard it on Speed TV while watching a race) that sticking the leg out was supposedly to get as much weight forward and inside the turn as possible.
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I think I read somewhere (or might've heard it on Speed TV while watching a race) that sticking the leg out was supposedly to get as much weight forward and inside the turn as possible.
Yes, that was also the second opinion I heard.
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I think I read somewhere (or might've heard it on Speed TV while watching a race) that sticking the leg out was supposedly to get as much weight forward and inside the turn as possible.
that and it takes the weight off the turn in side of the pegs and puts all your weight on the outside peg wich may help from lowsiding the bike. If you notice its only done under the hardest braking from the highest speeds. If the front decides to start sliding guess what your foot is allready there to pick it up little. think dirt track.

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Interesting thoughts being posted here. I sent this question on to an instructor I know, and who I consider a reliable information source. This is the response I received:

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Those guys are on the brakes so hard, the front end has to be weighted so much that I truly doubt they are trying to put more weight there. Already, there are lots of guys crashing on the brakes (too much force).

Someone did it once (I believe Rossi) and now everyone thinks it's some miracle technique. Some more educated guesses are, he needed to stretch due to a cramp, or he wanted to distract the rider behind him, or that he was blocking the rider behind him.
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