It’s absolutely critical that you don’t turn into a corner too early
(even more so than with car racing sims). If you do, the bike will
understeer heavily to the outside, and you will be completely offline
for the straightaway that follows. By being patient and waiting for
the proper turn-in point, you will be able to rocket out of the turn
with considerably more speed.
If you have the traction-control aid turned off, your bike will slide
out from under you every time you so much as touch a blade of grass on
the outside of a corner. Oddly enough, you can put your wheels on the
grass or dirt located on the inside of the turn without suffering any
such dire consequences. Use this to your advantage as much as possible,
but don’t cut the corner too much, or you will bring on a stop-and-go
penalty for shortcutting.
If you use a multiple-axis joystick with a twist grip and a separate
throttle control, you can map your rider’s lean-and-pitch movements to
these axes for more hands-on control and a somewhat greater challenge.
Do not turn into a corner too early or your bike will understeer heavily
to the outside, and you will not be lined up for the straightaway that
follows. Be patient and wait for the proper turn-in point to leave the
turn with more speed.
If you have the traction control off, your bike will slide out from under
you if you drive over the grass on the outside of a corner. However, you
can ride on the grass or dirt on the inside of a turn without the same
effect. Use this to cut corners, but do not go too far in to avoid a
stop-and-go penalty for shortcutting.