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Old 05-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #122
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Location: Idaho
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Twisties on the DS

So last weekend I met a friend at some local twisties. I had to put the DS on the pickup carrier to take the first 20 miles off of the loop in order to have enough range. That was a real drag for me... I always hate to transport a perfectly good motorcycle with a 4 wheeler but there is not another option for the route that I wanted to ride.

I rode with a friend who is a new rider and was riding a Ninja 250 so I did not ride real fast. I did scrub off the edges of the tires a bit and the DS is a hoot in tight corners. On the route that we took there are some corners marked for 25 MPH and some complete switchbacks.

Riding without any concern for powerband or gear selection I found that I could focus more completely on the essence of riding and line selection. Electric power is addicting.

The DS is great fun in the corners but the fun runs out too soon for my taste. I wish that I had a 40KW battery pack that would fit in the same space and mass.
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