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First Trackday!

Hi all! Just spent the last couple of hours getting the Brutale ready for my first ever full track day after a year of ownership! Im AMP'd and ready to rock... cant. wait. for. tomorrow.

Going to a MotoTT trackday at Taupo, New Zealand

Man, dont these things look great without the number plate on...

PS: Sorry about the piss poor iphone pics.
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looks MEAN! Did you get a lot of performance gains from that pipe?
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slick mate, looks fast, have a great time and be sure to get pics up and a rundown of the day, i'll be very interested to see how you went.
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Looks great, have a ball and remember to drop those tyre pressures below 30psi. Have you got tyre warmers? If you do start at about 29 rear with about 31 front-HOT.

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Looks great, have a ball and remember to drop those tyre pressures below 30psi. Have you got tyre warmers? If you do start at about 29 rear with about 31 front-HOT.
Thanks guys. Re tyre pressure... No tyre warmers so was going to run about your suggestion for the first session, let them warm up and then redo immediately following.

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I race an SV with those tires.. You want the rear to be around 26psi and the front 29.

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nice! looks just like mine! what did you use to cover the headlights?
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What a great freaken day... a little cool in Taupo when we got there, and we missed the first session (boo), but the track was still quite cold so no real worries. First couple of sessions were a bit hit and miss for me, tyres were cold and had never run the low pressures before (read below) and trying to remember and put together all the Keith Code school bi. Then we got a bit of sun onto the track, relaxed quite a bit and WOW! 3rd session exploded for me! I was taking corners correct, passing others, keeping up with a mate (675 daytona) and having an abolsute blast! it finished so fast, and got a few comments: "Wow that thing takes off", "you just pulled away in thru the tight stuff", "what the fuck is that thing..." 4th session found out that supercorsa's dont work so well when cold... that was interesting, but stayed on the track. Fucked up turn 1 quite a lot until I relaxed again - got it! then fucked it up again next time - LOL! Cooled it down for the last session and focused on the school lessons again and went nice and smooth (but no quite so fast)... fuel light came on at 130kms!!!

All in all a great day with quite abit of track time. My humble suggestion to others? RELAX!!

Best comment of the day: "Good to see you trashing that thing out on the track, dont know if I hate the look or love it... bit like art isnt it!!?" - he didnt even know our tag line is "Motorcycle Art"!!!!

Discussion on the way home: What bike would i buy next? i was asked.... Another Brutale was the answer!

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I race an SV with those tires.. You want the rear to be around 26psi and the front 29.
With a SC0 at the front and SC2 at the rear, i got told to use 25 front, 26 rear cold... which i said "you sure?"... "YEP!" you have supercorsa's, they work differently than other tyres... Once warmed up pressures were 30 front, 29 rear and felt YUMMY!

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nice! looks just like mine! what did you use to cover the headlights?
I got some duck tape (easy peel off) and just covered it in strips from the middle up and then out. A sharp knife to cut the edges and then disconnected the front light. Worked out quite well i think... in keeping with the bike colours even.

Thanks for the good support guys!

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Sounds like you had a blast and the comments you got sure sound great....Man I wish I could take mine to a track
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Sounds like you had a blast and the comments you got sure sound great....Man I wish I could take mine to a track
Thanks sarge.. surely there is a track somewhere near you?

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