First off, its technically my wifes bike, but i ride it alot more than her. She wanted white so we didnt get the R version.
Trying to figure out what i can do to get teh kind of corning ability i have on my 590lb VFR1200. Both bikes have the same tires. bt016.
Problems could be:
3. Handle bars/peg position too relaxed
4. Steering damper needed
5. Tire pressure
Example, i take this same clover leaf to work every day and i can take it at 70mph no prob on my viffer. I struggle to break 60 mph on the striple.
It just feels like its all over the place and i dont get an confident line out of it (hence why i dont get past 60mph). My VFR feels like its on rails.
Easy fixes, play with tire pressure. Im currently running basically the recomended pressures in teh book, 36 front, 41 in back.
Steering damper to help keep it from being so squirrly
More aggressive handlebars, to get more weight down on the front wheel. Its feels rather light up front. Maybe the wide handlebars are also allowing for too much feedback and screwing with my lines...
Better suspension? Im 210lbs, maybe this suspension is set for a much lighter rider?
Or maybe im just doing it wrong? trying to lean like i do on a traditional bike with clipons?
Honestly i thought this bike would tool my viffer (60 inch wheelbase too!) but its just not happenning.
Maybe on a track with sub 15mph corners in stuff and perfect roads it would, but not on the street...
^^^ This is me riding my viffer, and the type of roads i generally ride on. Ive never done track but i have 3 years and bout 35,000 miles of exp. On the street triple i have a hard time keeping up with my brothers ducati streetfighter. Vfr1200 no prob...