You hear roadracers, and roadracer wannabes, talk a lot about lines through corners. To some, "the right line" seems like a big mystery, but it's actually quite simple. In racing terms it's the arc through a corner that allows you to negotiate the corner in the least time, but it also has applications on the street. Because motorcycles use relatively little of the width of a road, we have more flexibility in the lines we choose than do drivers of other vehicles. On a racetrack, the good line generally entails entering the corner as wide (that is, as near the outside edge of the track) as possible and, at the last possible point where you can still clip the inside edge of the road, steer toward the inside edge. Done exactly right, you arrive at the inside edge (or apex) of the corner carrying plenty of speed on an arc that allows you to accelerate full-bore without running off the road on the outside. The perfect line varies from corner to corner with changes in corner arc, width, degree and direction of pavement's banking, traction, bumps and other factors, but the same fundamental principle applies.