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    http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/24/53/

    The Master Strategy Group.

    In summary:
    Your bike is designed such that it has over-steer* (the rear wheel tends to break away before the front one does in a turn, and the slip angle is greater on the rear tire than on the front tire.)


    The rear tire contact patch is wider because the surface is flatter than your front tire and this results in reduced tire camber thrust. Further, part of the rear tire's traction is consumed with acceleration. The result, a tendency to over-steer - particularly when accelerating. (Interestingly, unlike with motorcycles, over-throttle in a curve with most cars tends to cause under-steer.)


    Slow steering is a result of steering geometry and is NOT the same thing as 'under-steer'.
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