Join Date: May 2002
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
First, make sure you have a steering damper. I used to drag race a lot. Since I got the R1 I don't anymore. The bike is just not set up for it. It's darn near impossible to launch without the front end coming up. The only thing you can do is practice a little self contron and use less throttle. Believe me it's hard to get used it. My GSXR 750 had a 2" stretch and launched a lot harder than my R1 can. It feels funny with a more powerful bike that can't get off the line as fast, however I don't wanna end up on my back either.
Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)
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