Motorcycle Racing - Why Don't The Bikes Tip Over On The Corners?
October 28, 2013 5:10 AM Subscribe
Just curious why the motorcycles don't completely tip over when they corner in the motocycle races?
posted by dbirchum to sports, hobbies, & recreation (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was flipping the channels over the weekend and landed on a MotoGP
race. I have always been amazed at these races and riders and the skill involved and one of the most interesting things in when they corner
. They get so low, its amazing that they just don't completely roll over. A couple of other people commented who were also watching with me and it got me thinking - why don't they completely roll over??? I know it has to do with physics, but can someone provide an explanation? Is it because they are going so fast? Is it because they touch their elbows or knees? Just curious....