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Old 04-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
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Quoting Blanco from a facebook post, at a stop light he managed to turn the TC to 2.
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I did a pull in 2nd from 30mph to redline and there were two points where it almost felt like the brakes were being applied with how much the tcs cut in. Still crazy fast just would get rid of the tcs.

Also didn't like the amount of engine braking(too much).
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I agree with you bumblebee. It's all about the rpm's and getting used to it. Fortunately I had a long demo ride and could adjust to the motor and what the bike wanted. The more miles the sweeter and smoother it got. A dog? LOL A missile, yeah. The same thing at the speeds below 30. Once you dialed in the rpms it was smooth. It took some adjusting to it at those low speeds though.
If you drop it down to 3rd at 65MPH and hit the throttle, it should feel stronger than a 500cc inline sportbike. Like I've said, this was TC on 6. I'd like to ride it turned off
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I did a pull in 2nd from 30mph to redline and there were two points where it almost felt like the brakes were being applied with how much the tcs cut in. Still crazy fast just would get rid of the tcs.

Also didn't like the amount of engine braking(too much).
There's a drive chain tension idler that whines every time you close the throttle
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Yeah I wondered what that was, the engine braking was enough to kick the back end out in a slow shallow turn. Probably just something to get used too. Still wouldn't buy one, if I wanted that motor I'd buy a ktm rc8r
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Yeah I wondered what that was, the engine braking was enough to kick the back end out in a slow shallow turn. Probably just something to get used too. Still wouldn't buy one, if I wanted that motor I'd buy a ktm rc8r
If I wanted a bike with less vibration in top gear at 65mph while on the throttle, I'll stick with my 2005 Sportster that I only use for commuting.
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Oh if we are going for a commuter/ street riding I would stay far far away from a sport bike and get an Aprilia Caponord 1200.
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Oh if we are going for a commuter/ street riding I would stay far far away from a sport bike and get an Aprilia Caponord 1200.
So I can't ride my CBR?

I'll say this, the EBR was comfortable with the lower pegs. I thought the clip-ons (handle bars) were too wide though
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Guess I'll way in here.
There are 20 levels of traction control. 20 is for off road (gravel or ice) 3 and below is for a dry track. Above that the TC predicts wheelie conditions and limits them. Turn it off and the bike become a BIG handful.

The sweet spot is from 5 to 9.5K. The power is in the middle not the top. The test ride I was on I could hear at least two bikes who were to high in the band when they tried to make a pass. The route we took today wasn't enough to really open the bikes up.

The thing I noticed and ultimately lead to my purchase in terms of performance is, the bike does ever feel scary fast. I rode an RSV4 today as a demo and the thing about it was it was visceral. It felt like it was making scary power, sounded like was making scary power, pointed to the sky like it was making scary power, but for all that, the speedometer wasn't climbing scary fast. The EBR will wheelie if you ask(tc on >4 and all the time with it off) it but it prefers to fire down the road. I thought it was soft too until I noticed I was arriving a lot faster into and out of corners. A few friendly side by side accel against a 2013 CBR1000rr , 2011 R1 and an 2013 HP4 have convinced me the set up seems to feel soft but the speedo tells a much different story. It doesn't feel scary and I was used to being somewhat scared to let me know I was going fast. I would also note not one of the demo bikes has more than 1k on the clock yet, and I found the bike much like the RSV4 to really open up after 2K. I'm happy with and I think I have proven, even with my +240lbs, it can more than keep up with most.
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There are 20 levels of traction control.
Is that the sole user adjustable function for taming the engine response?
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Is that the sole user adjustable function for taming the engine response?
Yeah, I think that's the only electronically adjustable feature
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Interesting posts on the TC Bevo and Classax. I need to learn more about TC and how it effects performance. My bike had the TC set at 17. I didn't even take the TC into consideration. I have never ridden a bike with TC and figured, like most bikes, it was all about the gearing, rpm's, and speed. I appreciate your comments. I need to learn about TC and the impact of it's settings on performance. Thanks.

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Fast line may 24th msrh be there...

Yes I believe the only rider aid is tcs. If I remember correctly it isn't a ride by wire either. Still has a cable but I could be mistaken. Another thing that kinda bothered me but probably isn't a big deal is it has only one front brake. Granted it is much bigger than normal brakes. Just weird that's all.
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Yea its the last of the analog bikes. Erik Buell is not a big fan of rider aids, and the bike is designed to minimize the need for them. Even with the ultra short wheel base and 165hprwh on the HSBK dyno it accelerates well. I would say its a bit over geared. May be drop a tooth on the front and it would be more rawkus. I find myself riding much faster and smoother because there just isn't much drama. It's sneaky fast instead of scary fast. You have to be really hamfisted to create situations where it tries to bite you(tc on). Turn off the TC and you can lay waste to a rear tire out any corner. I'll be at MSRH and TWS (Texas World Speedway) next month so the my lap times should separate the feel from the facts as to whether I faster on it or not.
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Yes I believe the only rider aid is tcs. If I remember correctly it isn't a ride by wire either. Still has a cable but I could be mistaken. Another thing that kinda bothered me but probably isn't a big deal is it has only one front brake. Granted it is much bigger than normal brakes. Just weird that's all.
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With TC off it may blow everything away
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Brakes didn't bother me, but then I never got on them hard
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Didn't bother me either, just that all sport bikes have 2 besides this one.
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Didn't bother me either, just that all sport bikes have 2 besides this one.
I get that, but the disc is almost the size of the wheel and the caliper is quite large
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