Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
I would think that most riders naturally use a combination of countersteering, leaning, and to a lesser extent "peg weighting" to get around turns, and each does it differently. For me, I like to initiate a turn with a quick, small countersteer movement, then move my butt slightly to the inside while keeping my head low and centered over the tank, and slightly weighting the inside peg. As I am coming out of the turn, just getting centered back in the seat and a very slight countersteer movement again will snap the bike back up, and over the other way if I choose to do so. I can turn just as well by using slightly more countersteer and staying centered in the seat, but feel slightly less of a sense of control doing it this way. You could probably find a hundred different ways variations on this, just depends on what people are comfortable with.