this is terrible and dangerous advice for a Burgman rider aside from being wrong about the CoGThat is a good reason to learn to ride on a dirt bike early in your riding training.
Experience of an old experienced trials rider who still rides dirt and a Burgman 650 and a top heavy tourer.It lowers the center of gravity and gives you better control. You should practice this so you can use it in an emergency situation. Since we Burgers don't see these situations often it is a skill many of us do not use often, but one that we should know how to do if needed.
I believe that this is what they're trying to prevent when they make a law that says standing up while riding is an offense:I've read that some places in USA standing up while riding is a traffic offense by itself .
WTF? So you're just supposed to take the beating of a crappy road with a smile, in stead of standing up and using your legs as extra suspension. I don't get it. I was taught to use that technique when I took riding lessons.
I really don't think it's something to encourage - I don't think it feels the same at all as bikes with pegs to anchor your foot, a tank to anchore knees.I stand up on my Burgman all the time. Just like I do on my GL1800, my KLR 650, and my PC800. Every now and then it just feels good to stretch the legs out and get off your butt for a minute or two. Let some air get to the "boys" and restore circulation to where it had been restricted for a while.
Lean forward yes, stand up no on a Burgman.
Oh trust me, I would not like to attempt to be standing tall on my Burgman when crossing RR tracks! Not if I was going any speed to speak of. A motocrosser a Burgman aint! Oh no, I don't think that I would like that at all. But just putting (less than 50 mph) down a nice smooth road I do like to stand for a bit every now and then.Yes Rusty you are very Talented!
"Standing" on any bike will reduce the impact of a bump in the road. Especially at RR tracks! If you grew up on a dirt bike like me you get it.