Thanks for that; great info'.....appreciated!
By the way, I intend to use the bike for fast road use and track days so there will be no centre stand fitted at all - ride-off or otherwise!
Intersting point but at the risk of boring my UK colleagues, track days here in the UK are increasingly becoming subject to more stringent noise limits. Stories of 1198's, Panigales and RC8's all falling foul of the noise limits - even on standard pipes- are becoming more common so I will have to plan carefully on the airhead.
Still, at the speed I work, that will be months and months in the future.