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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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The other side of the beast!

Well, I've logged just over 2K miles so far on my F4 and for the most part found the bike to be fairly docile. I know the bike is fast because when I twist the throttle to the stop things happen quick. For the most part this has been drama free, until today. I'm out for a moderately paced ride taking it fairly easy. Stop at a local convenience store, run into some guys and chat then get ready to head out. I pull out of the convenience store onto the highway and decide to see how hard she'd accelerate. I take off in first gear and quickly twist the throttle. The tach climbs and speed follows as expected. Then out of nowhere the front starts to climb, totally unexpected. So much for the docile Dr Jeckyl, theres a Mr Hyde lurking in there.

Did, I mention how much I love this bike?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 08:11 AM
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You can do that in third gear too.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 03:40 PM
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maybe YOU can....
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 04:20 PM
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yeah, its nice , 1st , 2nd , and 3rd at least on the 1000's
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 05:20 PM
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Mostly all liter bikes will come up in 2nd and 3rd. The thing which impressed me the most is handling in the cornera and steering. Flickability is great one need to be cautious I found myself over correcting some times since it turns so quick just like a black Bat.
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