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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:03 AM   #21
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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 can anchor into the tank fairing pretty well. The 821 seems to be better than the 1100 for holding onto it. I have no trouble wearing to the edge of the rear tire on the 1100(reworked front and rear suspension). Inching ever closer to it without trying on the 821. I'm trying not to ride as hard until I can get the suspension sorted. I agree with leaving reserve.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:10 AM   #22
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I have no problem hanging off of my Strada. Certainly not to a Mark Marquez level , but enough to keep the hard parts off the road. It has plenty of 'anchor points' for me.

Spain and the UK have a lot more tracks within a few hours drive than the USA, even here in SoCal. There is more competition, so they charge less. We have a choice of rough and dangerous tracks in the desert (no safe runout) or the NASCAR oval in Fontana, with a 'road course' made up of driveways and access roads. OTOH there is lots of paved runout if you crash. Once you get into the puckerbushes at, say, Willow Springs you can kiss your butt goodbye. I've seen fatalities there, and it takes four hours for the coroner to drive up from LA...while all on-track activity stops. Not good.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:55 AM   #23
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Willow Springs is my least favorite track on GT6. It would certainly be a bad track to depart.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 03:53 AM   #24
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Did my 1st wet trackday last week, all I can say is what an awesome machine this is, Ducati have nailed the safety package, the track wasn't just damp, it was bouncing down with rain. I did about 40 laps, obviously getting more and more confident. I had so much fun pinning the throttle out of the bends and having a controlled slide, it was ace. Also have to say that the Michelin road pilot four are arguably the best wet road tyres I have ever used. I had about 3mm of tyre left on the chicken strips. I recon with more bottle you could get your knee down with these tyres on a wet track.
Kept the bike in normal road mode not in sport.
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