That’s what a motorbike rider has to have to ride well in the wind.

This term was born at the California's Willow Springs International Raceway (, an American classic racetrack, where the wind is usually quite strong. Locals talk about wind guts, the proper technique to ride a racing motorbike under windy conditions.

While in the straights wind can be somewhat bad for the pilot (except tail winds, of course), in the corners, riders can be affected by side winds that produce the aerodynamics of a sail. Wind can make your racing line wider and throw you out of the track.

To counterbalance those effects, pilots do (scary) things, like

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