Completed the shakedown today at Road Atlanta. First impressions:
1) Acceleration is what makes this bike work. I’ve never felt some thing that pulls like this thing. And it’s a stock motor with only a Hindle slipon/decat and a Woolrich tune for U4.4 by Michael Godin at KWS. Pulled a front wheel for 100m on the back straight in 4th gear. Insanely smooth wheelie control (KTCS 3).
2) Brakes are amazing! M50’s with ABS delete and Versah pads make stopping this machine a breeze. Lifted the rear wheel multiple times and the chassis never twitched.
3) I need to do nothing more at this point. There’s so much to learn at the level it’s currently at. The chassis is smooth and predictable but slow to transition and doesn’t like to make adjustments midcorner. I didn’t make the swingarm pivot insert change due to time constraints but that’s my next move
All in all, I’m impressed with everything about the bike EXCEPT it’s turning, but that’s easily fixed. The electronics are baby butt smooth, the TC intervention was barely noticed. I understand now why this platform is so successful!
Last edited by neonmarine; 05-05-2018 at 06:32 PM.