Motorcycle Frame Geometry Made Simple: How your motorcycle handles
Frame geometry, rake and trail are important components in how your motorcycle rides, but that doesn’t make them any less complicated or frustrating to understand. So today we’re going to simplify it for you and show you how rake and trail work hand-in-hand to enhance your motorcycle’s performance.
Let’s start by defining rake and trail:
Rake is the angle of the steering head — measured in degrees — from a line 90 degrees to the ground.
Trail — measured in inches — is the distance between an imaginary line drawn through the steering head to the ground and a line straight down from the axle (See figure … Continue Reading
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