The strips of unscathed rubber on the outer edges of a motorcycle tire caused by the rider being too "chicken" to lean the motorcycle all the way to the edge. Used as a measurement of a rider's skill in most cases.
Clearly my riding skills have improved. My chicken strips are almost gone.
by The Outlaw January 25, 2005
the unscathed part of a tire on a sport bike (motorcycle). when you lean over in a turn, the tires get scuffed up. if you part of your tires are clean, then it means your too much of a chicken to lean over in turns. also see pussy strip
by chr|s sedition June 01, 2005