Wait so are you guys says that you can turn by just steering?
Remember, when you refer to 'counter-steering' you are in-fact doing just that...
You lean a bike over, you may lean to the point where you may cause it to fall, but you use your corner speed and counter-steering to balance this action.
So yes I say that it is a MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR just like the poll asks!
When your say riding some twisties, or the track, you see people struggling with getting there speed up in the corners. they don't know why, you recommend that they start with simply sticking the knee out. Just by doing something that simply, starts the motion, next they are leaning, a little, little more, little more.... etc...
I'm sorry but I strongly feel it is in fact a MAJOR contributor and gets the ball rolling!
But hey that's just my opinion...
its amazing how much i learned about riding since i got this 1000, its so much more less forgiving, you have to really ride it, especially since i only weigh like nothing pounds, using the handle bars alone to turn at high speed, just doesnt cut it.
as ive said before, ill say again, it all ties together, and the quickest way into and around the turn is all 4, thighs, feet and hands, and torso dipping low.
Some of you may genuinely get away with just countersteering on athem lil 600s, but at speed on the 1k, with my weight, IT AINT HAPPENING!
and i know how to countersteer trust me, its saved my ass several times, i was doing it all this time and didnt realise i was till this whole thing started up a week ago, now its like , damn, ive been doing this all along.
But i still have to weigh the pegs, and when i really wanna hang off and drag knee, or get low, the thighs get involved.