countersteering love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of countersteer.
  • n. The momentary steering of a bicycle in the opposite direction at the beginning of a turn in order to adjust the rider's centre of gravity.


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  • It helps to repeatedly encounter each corner over and over, working on body position, smooth throttle application, loose arms, looking ahead through the turn, countersteering, entry speed, corner apex, etc.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • The bike feels so effortlessly light when on the brakes lightly entering a turn and using an easy push/pull rowing countersteering motion and moving to the inside of the corner.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • And the understanding that it's the bike's tendency to self-correct when it falls is not new either-it's how countersteering works.

    Wired Top Stories

  • He was countersteering a slide in turn 3 and put the car head on 90 degree straight into the wall at 200 mph.

    Documenting Reality

  • And you truly do steer a sidecar outfit, there's no leaning or countersteering effect here.


  • When the system recognises that the car is drifting from its lane, the driver is prompted to take countersteering action by brief but unmistakable vibrations of the steering wheel.

    eMercedesBenz | The Unofficial Mercedes-Benz Weblog

  • ESP with countersteering assist, electro-mechanical power steering, daytime running lights, semi-automatic climate control ( "Climatic"), central locking with RF remote control and electric windows, to name just a few details.


  • I’ve been looking into countersteering, and I can remember “push left, lean left, turn left” but I can’t for the life of me figure out how it works.

    1997 Suzuki GS500E | My[confined]Space

  • i used to do 60-70 mph reverse drops with my old 91 crown vic. i'd slide sideways instantly and then start countersteering like crazy. look behind you and you couldnt even see, too much smoke. the speedo would jump to 0 then to 25-30 in reverse ... tires spinning 80-90 mph. never put in in the ditch or destroyed anything on the car. did it 20 or 30 times.

    Lincoln vs Cadillac


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