How Do I Change Direction While in a Turn?

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
I misscalculated a turn and got myself over the yellow line and into the other lane. What can I do???

I got my new bike (a CBR600F) last week and yesterday seemed a good day to finally take it out of the city. While I was going at about 80MPH in the bendy road to the town I misscalculated a turn and got myself over the yellow line and into the other lane by about a meter. The scary part was the truck that was coming and thankfully that driver reacted because I froze...

Besides the great lesson in "DON'T RIDE FAST UNTIL YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO IT RIGHT, STUPID!!!!!" I wonder what can a rider do to correct such a mistake. Reduce speed? Brake? Downshift? Any advice is welcome.

I am from Cyprus. It's a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean, so no MSF courses or a track are available thus your advice is valuable.

Respectfully

Get Motorcycle.com in your Inbox
Brent Avis
Brent Avis

More by Brent Avis

Comments
Join the conversation
Next