… the only thing that can reduce lap times is speed, and speed comes from confidence. The best way we know how to gain confidence is by improving the way your bike handles when it faces obstacles. If your bike doesn’t react favorably when landing from jumps, ie: it bounces all over the place or bottoms hard, you won’t feel confident jumping.
How do you get a Yamaha, Suzuki, or pre 2008 Honda to steer more quickly? You have a few options, 1) get more of your body weight on the front end when cornering, 2) raise your fork tubes in your triple clamps a few inches (bad idea) or 3) call RG3 and order a set of their 22mm offset hard anodized, aluminum triple clamps.