Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, BC
You go where you look.
This is especially true on a motorcycle.
Don't look into the corner, look around it. Don't look at the car that suddenly came around the corner you are in. Keep it in your peripheral vision, but "look" your way around the corner.
Here's a simple test as proof. Let's say you are riding down a highway with 2 lanes on your side and you want to change lanes. Now, in my early days riding, I always wanted to avoid the reflectors when changing lanes, but I almost always hit them simply because they are there to focus on and I did just that so it seemed every time I changed lanes I was driving over the damned things.
I went where I was looking.
Look between the reflectors and you smoothly bisect them and you are in your new lane. This isn't rocket science or a big revelation, but it's a simple, safe way to make the point when you are riding. On quiet roads I often "serpentine" my way along looking for targets to put my front wheel over and to see how quickly I can react. Easy, simple way to practice what you need to do.