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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Rain mode works well, Dragster RR

Just a note of praise for MV. Rode my 2018 Dragster RR to an old guys motorcycle meet up breakfast here on the Gulf Coast of TX. Got hit with rain, nothing intense, but enough to make roads really slick. So, I switched to Rain mode. Given the high power to weight ratio of this bike, I found the Rain mode to work beautifully. Careful and smooth of course, and be aware of brakes not "normal". High beams for extra visibility. Kudos on this safety feature. Overall the bike handles wonderful in rain. Wow is it dirty though. Cooling off, then I will clean thoroughly. No hose though. Also washing my riding gear.
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Just a note of praise for MV.....
Rain map can also be very useful in slow packed city trafic.


MV improved the map selector.
On the Turislow 'twas already harder to change map on the fly.

Now the engine map button is far.
Makes it hard to reach, even with an extra long horny bonobo thumb.
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You dont see a "positive" post all that much.
Nice to see one flying by

I always find dirty bikes to look cool.
Hope you snapped a picture of her that dirty. Love to see it.
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I hated rain mode, I keep the same set up for all weather conditions

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Too late, already cleaned her up after pipes cooled. Good idea using Rain mode in dense traffic, makes sense. In this part of Texas, to ride a motorcycle means to ride in rain. The pop up, intense, downpours with lightning and high wind are dangerous.
This event was less dramatic, no need to find an overpass to duck under.

The Dragster is a wonderful machine.
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Top tip Arcimboldo

'Rain map can also be very useful in slow packed city trafic'......genious, that. I will have to try that.......if I remember
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Sport mode all day everyday for me lol....

Rain mode was cool for me on day 1, but once I went to sport, I never looked back
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So far I have not tried "sport" mode... "Normal" is plenty for this old guy...

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High beams for extra visibility. .

Oh please... Really?
You are plenty visible with normal headlights. High beams will just make everyone hate you, including other motorcyclists.


As for rain mode, I actually use rain mode throttle response all the time in custom setup with sport/quick engine response. That's the setup I've had best luck with to balance a decent responsive feeling while not being too violent on the throttle which causes jerking.
Engine response in rain mode is a no-go for me. It's like everything you do with the throttle is just delayed by 1-2 seconds.

Loud pipes don't save lives. Loud pipes just sound cool to egotistical riders like me

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Oh please... Really?
You are plenty visible with normal headlights.
I read this as using high beam to see the road better
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