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think about this: in immediate moment when you turn the handle to the left the bike will go left, but bike's balance point is still on the right, thus you're forcing the bike to lean to the right, thus you're turning right (bike turns by leaning) (the video I saw in the MSF rider course showed this pretty clear in slow motion).

The "other" guy you talked to must have never ridden a motorcycle before :). I found it confusing until I start to ride. Try it yourself in a parking lot or some big place. Whichever side you push is the side you're turning.

Also in addition to jcrans20's statement" keeping your body upright only for tight turn and you're going slow. If you're going fast you need to lean your body to the direction you're turning to (hence "kneedragger" - you see this often in racing), the point is to keep the bike at certain angle so that the tires still have good traction on the road but the balance point is lower. Best explain how to do this would be watching racing :)

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lol sorry I meant empty parking lot like early Sunday with no one around.

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