a lot of new riders do not understand counter steering - they are riding instinctively by the seat of their pants, and when the bike starts to go wide in a turn they do not know what to do to make the bike lean harder.
Some panic and steer the bike like a car, and die.
When I was a teen I rode my friends XR75 around on trails and dirt roads. When I got my first street bike, I was fine on the city streets and riding around town, but the first big sweeping curve at 50mph I did the same thing - tried to steer like a car, went right across the left lane of the street (no cars coming) and off the road on the shoulder, on the opposite side off the street, on both brakes for all I was worth. I had no idea what just happened.
When I told my harley riding friends what happened, they laughed at me and said "COUNTERSTEERING!"
If there had been traffic coming the other way, I would have died when I was 19.
Good time to mention, in Florida in 1977 you did not need a special license or permit to ride a motorcycle. No test, no training: Nothing.
Last edited by KCW; 07-02-2018 at 09:48 AM.