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A couple new Motogp records.
Physics says the 65 degree lean angle isn't possible.
I've always wondered if there is something special about speed that allows them to lean that far.
I mean, could I go out to the parking lot and lean 55-60 deg? I want to try...
Maybe it's the stability of the spinning gyros that makes teetering on and over the edge possible?
i'd expect it's the tyres. if they can restrain the centrifugal force trying to throw the thing off the side of the road, you can keep going faster, and to do so you need to lean it more.
If I recall correctly, it has something to do with the way the rubber from the tire interacts with the pavement and how the assumption of a coefficient of friction doesn't accurately model what really happens.
But, it was a LONG time ago that I was having this discussion with someone who should know, so...
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