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
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.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.
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.
I agree! but most of all it looks cool!there used to be an British show called "Fast bikes show" i think they made like 4 movies in the early 2000's and i think it was the journalist crew of the "fast bikes" magazine at the time. It's actually petty hard to get a hold of, but i have 2 episodes. In one they go to kenny roberts school in Spain which is all on on the dirt but are applied techniques for the track (Sete Gibernau is there too) and one of the main techniques taught is this for braking/cornering/blocking on dirt and how it can be applied on the track.
its was their leg not their knee, i was asking about, the gp stars an't doing it as much lately cheers buddhaI was always under the impression that it was so that the rider knew he was at the limit of his lean angle (knee touch=no more tire!). I guess we all learn something everyday