Ok doing a U-turn on a CB250 was kind of easy with its big wide handle bars and upright riding position when I rode one at HART. Now I have a FZR250, with tiny bars, crouched over riding position and hardly any steering lock. Coupled with a long first gear that will do me over 80km/h I'm finding it really difficult. I feel that with the small bars I don't have the same leverage to be able to balance the bike at low speed when doing a U-Turn. I always start right at the edge of the road and pretty much have a turning radius which sees me complete the U-turn right on the edge of the other side of the road, sometimes I go onto the gravel shoulder. I live in the country and sometimes the road is single lane and makes it even harder to turn the thing around. I try shifting my weight to the outside and it helps. What about using the rear brake? Its positioned in a difficult position on the right side when you are turning sharply right. How do people find doing U-turns on modern day sports bikes like R1's or ZX-10s/ZX-6's with even longer first gears? Do experienced riders on sports bikes find it really easy to do U-turns?