Saw this topic on another forum, and wanted to see what thoughts on quick flicking the bike are on here.
People usually associate quick flicking the bike with racing or track days, but it could get you out of the of shit moment in the street traffic as well. I know that it is discussed by Keith Code in TOTW2 (both video and book) but other than him, i dont see too many schools or instructors teaching it, or even mentioning it at all.
From Superbike school forum:
"Can you steer your bike as quickly as you can a car? What does quick turning your bike have to do with your safety? How quick can it be done? Where can you practice it?
Let's take up question number one first. Can you steer your bike as fast as your car? If your answer is "no", my next questions are: What business do you have riding in traffic with cars that can out-maneuver you?, and, Ain't that dangerous? The answers, not pleasant ones to swallow, are: none and yes. You lose.
Take a moment to evaluate how quickly you are willing to turn your bike. If there were a scale from 1 to 10, where would you be. After twenty years of intense observation, I place the average motorcycle rider at around 4 on that scale. Is fear of falling a reason? Yes. Not practiced at the art of quick turns? Yes. Very few ever take the time to hone their skill up to the standard of effectiveness needed for the street." - Keith Code
There are many videos on dragging the knee and body position, but rarely does anyone mention quick flicking technique and explain it properly in detail (other then KC)
Why is this?