It's not impossible on the 10. Just the same as the other 3 you need to use care. The cbr this year is geared differently that was causing testers in sportbike mag needing to lower the rpm's on the launch for the 1/4 mi test.Z_Fanatic said:As far as rideability goes of the big 4 for 2006, which can you wick up the throttle all the way in 1st or 2nd gear without flipping? I heard impossible to do so with the ZX-10R. All that gobs of power means nothing if you can't use most of it to break the law. As a rider of middleweights, I like how I could switch on or off the power at will, it's a little different with literbikes right?
Use the clutch it will pay off in the long run. Now and then when racing buddys I do not use it but I just put tension on the shifter quickly let off the throttle "it shifts" then WOT again.Z_Fanatic said:Sounds well-behaved than all the rumors I hear about being uncontrollable. Do you guys use clutchless upshift all the time, or clutch most of the time, which do you prefer most? Because, I found clutchless to be a little clunky for me, I stick to clutch most. But I notice that during WOT on from stop to redline, sometimes I blip a little too much when shifting to 2nd and rolling on, and it's probably an unintentional or inattentional error. When that happens, either I pull back the clutch or once clutch engaged, I can feel the bike go really light. I wonder how bad this might translate on a literbike on the high revs? Low-mid revs shouldn't be a problem.
You said from 75 mph on in 2nd, it's possible to keep the front down, but what happens if you roll on 2nd from 20 mph? Is it that torque that gets it up on literbikes or high revs power?
On the 10R, is it true it will powerwheelie on 6th?
Sorry for all the questions, but seeing literbikes gets me drooling. Not that all the power can be used, but knowing it's there is.... soothing??
Damn, that's a sweet looking bike!:drool:xtreme1k said:I chose the Gixxer this year basically because when I first sat on it I felt as though I had just put on a fine pair of "Italian racing gloves"
I've never sat on a bike that felt so right for me! The big problem was color choice. I almost baught the grey one but Red has always been my favorite color so here is my baby!