Originally posted by izzybo69
I think he's smoking crack!
(Where are ya hiding izzy? I havent heard a kawi bashing comment in too long)
Seriosly, if you favor sport touring over race track, thats your thing. Fine by me. Obviously there are different requirments for the street, and he makes a fine point of illustrating that. And then the articel devolves into crap.
Countersteering is the name of the game; smooth, forceful steering input at the handlebar relayed to the tires' contact patches through a rigid sport bike frame. Riding at The Pace is certainly what bike manufacturers had in mind when sport bikes evolved to the street.
Countersteering is the name of the game if you are on a bike. Period. If you cant countersteer, you cant ride.
The he goes to tell ya how race bikes evolved for the street.. BS. Racereps are virtually identical to whats being raced, no street evolution there. And the "Street" bikes are different in that they are cheaper to build.
Hell even the author contradicts himself in the next statement.
But the machine isn't the most important aspect of running The Pace because you can do it on anything capable of getting through a corner.
What? The street evolved machine isnt important all of a sudden?
My point is, you want to ride agressivly on the street and not use brakes? thats fine. I've known some guys whos favorite game was cruising down a long hill (with many corners) with the engine off. That was an all together different race.
But please dont make forcefull inputs. The idea is to be smooth. Stop being smooth and the bike will chunk you like a rag doll. Ask me how I know this.