According to studies (and experience) none of these methods are safe or proper. Essentially, your bike wants to stay leaned over and travel through the turn. We want to look down the road toward the end of the curve—the bike will take you there. Keep the speed up and you’ll not have to continually correct your steering. If you look anyplace else, especially to the front and side of the bike, it will head there instead. Think back to the time you saw the nasty pothole and how you looked straight at it and how perfectly your bike went right over it! If you find yourself constantly correcting your steering to take you from a ‘too tight’
angle, you’re probably looking at the wrong location.
If you come up to a curve faster than you intended to, the worst thing you can do is rear brake and stiffen your grip on the bars. It’ll feel like your bike won’t turn and you’ll end up in a corn field (hopefully). More often than not acceleration is the best response and if you must brake, use the front brake (surface allowing) as it will tend to pull you into the turn rather than cause the bike to stand up and suffer loss of lean. . . . ...ADAM 12.