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...
I've been at 65 deg. several times when I was racing. Usually it was because I was falling off. Some had the knack. Like Ray McCullough at the Ulster. Maybe not 65 deg. but pretty impressive on skinny Dumlop triangulars.
I could watch this all day...
Honda is now killing them on the straights! Combined with the superior front end and MM's skill, this may be a small victory for Ducati in an otherwise dominant Honda/MM year.
No idea what tyres he was using but rim widths are shrinking (down to as 'little' as 5" from the 6.5 inch that was normal few years ago) That gives taller profile and more rubber on the road at high lean angles. Still damn impressive though
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in