Folks what are your opinions on standing or sitting going up hill, scratching my head on this one :confused: Seems I do ok sitting with body leaning forward and more pressure on the pegs. :) Standing seems awkward ;)
Most of the time going up a hill I stand up becuase I feel it gives more more control and feels natural. However at a local track we have a large steep hill right out of a corner. So what I do for that one becuase I'm sitting for the corner anyway is I stay sitting most of the way up it and near the top stand up because you jump it.
Just my $.02
I ride a 125 so I'm always looking for better traction and that usually means sitting down going up hills. if the hill is really bumpy though i'll stand in the attack position except way to the back of the bike. i'm sure this technique isn't the best for bigger bikes with greater loop-out capabilities.
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