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I have found that if you are riding a large cruiser bike, where you are mostly sitting straight up or the body is normally leaning back, it is very helpful to lean your body forward (like riding a sportbike) during a push turn. It helps put that extra ‘push’ on the handlebars during the turn.

Paul Leduc
Kawartha Lakes, ON, Canada
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Great article! I wondered about steering that way and after reading the article, it all made sense. Now to get clever on my cruiser.

Kim Nilsson
Kalgoorlie, Australia
Monday, November 6, 2017
I spent 15 years on Yamaha Viragos (cruisers) and them moved to a BMW R 1200 RT (sport tourer). The difference in countersteering the two different bike types is amazing. The sport tourer responds almost immediately, and you are further into a turn/move, than the cruiser.

It took some time to "trust" myself on the new scoot. I was expecting a change, but I never expected it to be so dramatic!

Jodie Lawrosky
Sun City West, AZ
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Awesome article. I've been riding for about a year and a half. Me being a typical girl on a sportbike, I get all the comments of people saying it's too big for me, or girls shouldn't ride. But I must say, getting a bike is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I definitely paid attention in the safety class I took to get my endorsement because riding means so much. The way you described counter steering is exactly how I was taught how to ride. I don't know how to ride any other way. I've had plenty of close calls in my short time of riding, and counter steering has definitely been a savior. It really is a good technique to know, regardless of what kind of bike you're riding. Ride safe, friends!

Denise Power
Bellingham, WA
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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