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Why do some riders tilt their head while leaning in corners to maintain a horizontal horizon? Might sound like a dumb question but I am curious.
 

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I think it has to do with the brain not liking things outside the norm. I think of cornering like flying. The world outside is just my artificial horizon indicator and I am just doing a two minuet turn. :D
 

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Why do some riders tilt their head while leaning in corners to maintain a horizontal horizon? Might sound like a dumb question but I am curious.
Those riders who tilt their head while making a turn - ARE SMOKING WEED.............!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
 

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"Many riders find it helpful to tilt their heads to keep their eyes level with the horizon while cornering. It's not easy to calculate the curvature of the road at speed, and it's even more difficult if your trying to triangulate everything at a slanted visual angle. Tilting your eyes level seems to help keep things in perspective. See if it works for you." by David L Hough, Proficient Motorcycling. If it works for the pro's how bad can it be for me. I did it especially when I was pushing the Burger hard into turns but it became so habitual that I seem to do it without thinking. Is it better? When I didn't tilt my head I was still learning and my cornering was all over the place anyway so I can't help except to say that as I began to execute good turns I was already using the head tilt. It didn't hurt. Ride safely.
 
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