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Old March 19th, 2014, 07:55 AM   #11
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found a better pic, grinding the toes and brake lever
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Old March 19th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #12
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found a better pic, grinding the toes and brake lever
Not trying to be rude, but it looks like you need to work on your body position a bit. Your butt is over a little bit, but your torso is still leaning in towards the center of the bike. If you hang off the bike a bit more, you can go around the turns with less lean, and not scrape so much.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:02 AM   #13
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Not trying to be rude, but it looks like you need to work on your body position a bit. Your butt is over a little bit, but your torso is still leaning in towards the center of the bike. If you hang off the bike a bit more, you can go around the turns with less lean, and not scrape so much.
no offence taken, but when its your new ducati and dont want to bin it, It's a bit difficult, trying not to push too hard, I save the hanging off and knee grinding for my trackbike
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:08 AM   #14
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no offence taken, but when its your new ducati and dont want to bin it, It's a bit difficult, trying not to push too hard, I save the hanging off and knee grinding for my trackbike
You don't have to hang too far, but if you at least get your torso where it should be in that turn, you could save a little bit on lean angle.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #15
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You don't have to hang too far, but if you at least get your torso where it should be in that turn, you could save a little bit on lean angle.
when I get I bit more track time and more confident on it, it'll come. weid feeling trying to hang off the Strada with its defined riding position. Never ridden a motard before this. But I know what your saying.
When I was grinding the toes or brake lever its a bit of a shock and you tend to sit up a bit when it happens, maybe the camera caught me doing that??

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Could be possible. The first time I got a knee down at the track with a BMW S1000RR it was a bit of a shock. I don't want to wreck mine either, but I find myself almost riding as fast through the corners as I did with the 1100. I put just over 30,000 miles on it. Got it at 502 miles with woodcraft rearsets, and I look forward to what woodcraft brings for this bike.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #17
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Wow, less than $17 per session? How long are they? How many in a day? Sounds as if it 'almost' makes up for all the gatsos and banning on the road.

Our local track days are roughly $250/day, and you get a session every hour for about six total. They still sell out.

WoW.... here in Spain, a track day at Jerez Circuit itīs about 120€ usually 6 or 7 sessions of 20 or 30 minutes. We thought it was expensive...
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Old March 20th, 2014, 01:54 PM   #18
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body position looks fne on these pics
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body position looks fne on these pics
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Old March 24th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #20
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I think for most riders, hanging off of a motard-style bike is a waste of time. Given the lack of anchor points, you have to consider the potential to upset the bike by shifting your weight around, not to mention the difficulty in being consistent with your positioning without a big tank or knee cutouts. Additionally, without a fuel tank to brace against, setting up a hang-off position while braking from any real speed is pretty questionable. I'm just saying, be smooth and very careful if you're going to try it, and keep something in reserve pace-wise until you get a feel for how the bike reacts to moving around on it.

I've done trackdays on a Tuono, which is a bit like the Hyper in terms of bars and the upright riding position, and even with the cutouts on the tank, hanging off was pointless at the fast-end of intermediate (B) group. The pic below is mid-pack "A" group, and at my pace, there's not much need to monkey way off the bike, provided ground clearance is not an issue.
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