Well, I'm hitting the putty run real soon and while I have confidence in the twisted roads locally I thought I would look into this knee down cornering but can find anywhere that tells you why this benefit cornering performance? When I take a turn at speed I shift my butt to the inside of the turn but tuck the inside knee IN and lean my body over and forward... So I started looking at knee downs after seeing a pic submitted in the july photo contest of this cbr with the guy hanging off onto the bike with one leg (prattically) with his knee just off touching the ground! Ok then my question is not how to but why.. I would like to know technically what benefit it has?