2023-11-27 Watch and Learn: Wrong-Speed Cornering Causes Lowside Crash - autoevolution

Watch and Learn: Wrong-Speed Cornering Causes Lowside Crash

Approaching a turn with too much speed is a containable error, provided the rider assesses the situation properly and manages to slow down before reaching the apex of the curve. If such a maneuver fails or is absent altogether, things go wrong, either the lowside or the nasty highside way.
It's the textbook case of this Yamaga DT 125 rider who fails to break in time in a long turn with variable radius and the tightening curve makes it impossible to steer the bike clear of trouble. While the first sector of the right-hander seemed just fine, a sudden change in the curve radius looks anything but suitable for the speed of the bike.

The result is a respectable lowside crash, with no important damage to either rider or his passenger, and most likely with minor scratches and dents on the Yamaha. The guys were not speeding by any means... but they were just a tad too fast for making in through.
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