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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2019, 6:17 pm Thread Starter
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Ideal body position on the Hyper at the track

I was at the track yesterday trying to get my body position to look a little like Hayden on a Hyper pictured below.

The key seems to be less butt off the seat compared to a sport bike, and more trunk and head into the turn.

Practice required.
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I knew there was going to be a Ruben Xaus in here when I read the topic.

I tend to get my but off the seat a little more when riding motards at the track, and my upper body is generally in line with the center line of my bike but offset as I hang off. And I'm leaned forward only as far as is comfortable, not full tuck. Not saying that's good or bad, it's just my style.
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I was at the track yesterday trying to get my body position to look a little like Hayden on a Hyper pictured below.

The key seems to be less butt off the seat compared to a sport bike, and more trunk and head into the turn.

Practice required.
His butt is way off the seat. The hyper cannot carry as much lean angle as a true sportsbike unless you change the rearsets. As such, you need to lean off the bike more.
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His butt is way off the seat. The hyper cannot carry as much lean angle as a true sportsbike unless you change the rearsets. As such, you need to lean off the bike more.
Hayden didn't have his butt off the seat much when he rode the hyper.

But yeah, understood about the limited ground clearance. Maybe that's why his upper body was so much further over.

I never really had a cornering clearance problem on my CRF450R or KTM690 supermoto so I could get away with a more traditional sportbike riding style. My butt was off the seat much more, and my upper body was in line with my lower body.

Bikes like this positions and styles are going to vary a lot. What feels good and gets you around fast isn't going to be the same for everyone.
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Im no pro racer but I will say keeping your head and torso low and elbows up helps a lot on the track on this bike. My hyper requires me to hang off the seat quite a bit to feel comfortable. Def takes adjusting if you are coming from 600's w clip ons and fairings me
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Hayden didn't have his butt off the seat much when he rode the hyper.

But yeah, understood about the limited ground clearance. Maybe that's why his upper body was so much further over.

I never really had a cornering clearance problem on my CRF450R or KTM690 supermoto so I could get away with a more traditional sportbike riding style. My butt was off the seat much more, and my upper body was in line with my lower body.

Bikes like this positions and styles are going to vary a lot. What feels good and gets you around fast isn't going to be the same for everyone.
Look at the 3rd and 4th pictures of Nicky. What are talking about? Also, you have to know Nicky's style. He was never a hang of the bike kind of guy. That is was probably due to his dirt track background.
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I am still working on getting it right, but here is some video of my attempts at effective body position on the track and on the street from this week's riding. Feel free to critique, just be gentle


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post #10 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2019, 8:43 am Thread Starter
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I feel comfortable with the body position I am using here, except for my feet which are the first part to drag on the ground in the steeper lean angle corners.

I need to look into foot pegs that can be raised a bit for track use.

I tried bringing my toes further inward on the pegs but the heel guards make that difficult. I am using ducabike heel guard having removed the rear pegs.

I may have to adjust them (bend them) a bit to allow more room to move.

This from NYST yesterday.

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