Per flynfrog's request, this thread will encompass riding techniques we have all learned. Flynfrog can cover the Quads. 1) Ride slow to ride fast- Never ever go faster then you are capable. Speed somes with learning the bike, and the best way to learn the bike is at slow speed. 2) Smooth is fast- When you ride smooth, you will be faster then somebody who is erratic with their movements. Smooth on the throttle, smooth in and out of turns, smooth on the brakes. It is also much safer, as well as better to watch. 3) Weight transfer- On a sport bike at least, your weight is your friend and your enemy. If you know how to support yourslef correctly, then corners become no big task. Use your legs and thighs, not your arms. Stay lined up with the bike, but don't be afraid to push farther away from you by sitting up. Everybody else can just add from here.