Motorbike crashes: highside and lowside crashes explained

This article explains the two most common types of motorcycle crashes: lowside and highside crashes. A lowside crash is where the bike will end up on the same side as the way you are cornering. This occurs when either the front or rear wheel slides out, usually as a result of too much braking into the corner, too much acceleration through or out of the corner, or simply too much speed through the corner for the available grip. A highside, on the other hand, is caused when the rear wheel loses lateral grip then regains it violently. It is more dangerous because the rider is usually flung over the bike, often in the path of travel of the bike.

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