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Old 09-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by OldDog
If you leave the Tourance tyres on, and select the S mod, you'll be suitably impressed. It handles the tar twisties very well. I found it handles best when you sit right forward against the tank and attack the corners. It very planted and capable of serious lean angles without any bad behaviour. The steering is a bit slow for serious work though, but there are new dogbones on the market now to jack up the rear and quicken the steering if thats your thing.
That sounds perfect. Some people lower the front of the Vee to improve steering. I tried, but didn't care for the change. Personally I prefer a bike that needs a skilled rider at the controls to achieve a good twisty ride. Too easy is boring to me.

I appreciate your thoughts. That was my final pre-buy question. I now feel confident to place my order. Thank you!
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