A question for all of you engineering mechanical types out there. Why is it that a motorcycle can take a turn of say, radius 100m, faster than a car can take the same turn? I brought it up with my physics teacher and he went off topic and we discussed why a motorcycle must lean to turn. It was interesting none the less, but didn't answer my question. I assume that it had a lot to do with what was discussed though. We touched on the subject with the torque being created while in a turn and the shorter wheel base of the motorcycle being able to make a sharper turn, but the forces involved weren't clear. Is there someone who could enlighten me?