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Not yet. Lol 😆 my friends are building a stunt bike as we speak, so I'll maybe give it a go on the stunter before I ever try on my beauty. I hope to learn though.
Even though my 400 is track only, I on occasion power wheelie it in 1st gear. I can get her up to maybe a foot high, I am happy with that. 😎😎😎 The +2 rear sprocket and R6 throttle mod definitely helps!
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Even though my 400 is track only, I on occasion power wheelie it in 1st gear. I can get her up to maybe a foot high, I am happy with that. 😎😎😎 The +2 rear sprocket and R6 throttle mod definitely helps! View attachment 26225
Love the blue btw! I took mine to a moto meet this week.. still debating if I want to take her on track or stunt... maybe it's time for me.to save for a bike I can drop a few times lol

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Love the blue btw! I took mine to a moto meet this week.. still debating if I want to take her on track or stunt... maybe it's time for me.to save for a bike I can drop a few times lol

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I don't know anything about stunting...but my guess is yes, you'd want something "droppable". I wouldn't hesitate to do a novice track day on the street bike though. Your first day you should be feeling out the track, getting some instruction, and not going 10/10 pace...
 

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I don't know anything about stunting...but my guess is yes, you'd want something "droppable". I wouldn't hesitate to do a novice track day on the street bike though. Your first day you should be feeling out the track, getting some instruction, and not going 10/10 pace...
Exactly. They have novice level classes and etc here. I may try it out next year.
 

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Love the blue btw! I took mine to a moto meet this week.. still debating if I want to take her on track or stunt... maybe it's time for me.to save for a bike I can drop a few times lol
"Open track days" are often sponsored by a club or mfr, and usually have a 'training program'. Around here, it is called RDS (Rider Development School), and costs $100 in addition to normal track day fees. They do a couple of slow track laps, then some sit down class, then a little faster, then classroom, rinse and repeat skip the conditioner. It is well worth the money.

At the end of the day, you will be very comfortable taking your bike to >80% of it's limits or higher. These 400's are pretty competent as sold, so 80% of their limits is WAY FASTER than they should be operated on public streets.

My first RDS event was on a 570lb Kawasaki Versys 1000, which is basically a big touring bike that cost almost triple what the 400's do with about triple the HP. I was worried about wrecking the bike, but that faded quickly. I had a blast. Fun Fun Fun. You'll love it.
 

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I've got problems... first of all you have to keep in mind that I live on an island with very curvy roads. I think there are only three places where the road is straight for 300metres or more...

I have a CBR250R that I love, and it handles like a dream - it also was there for me when I needed a reliable dependable vehicle - can't sell it, no way

I've got the Z400 that I bought almost new (8km on it for $6000CAN) - I can't sell it,

I just cant justify having three bikes BUT, if I could ..... Yammie FZ6 it's a sleeper
 

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Not my next bike, just another bike I picked up last weekend, I would like to hope my next is something like the ZX4R or a 96' RVF400R or a Ducati V4R......or if we are dreaming the Ducati Supermono :ROFLMAO:
2017 Ninja 300 Winter Test Edition, but never mind the test edition graphics and paint scheme because since it was laid down both sides of the main fairing section took a hit and cracked so 100% track bike is the plan.........so long as once I fire it up she runs good and sounds good(no rocks in a tin can sounds) :)

Excuse the messy garage right now.

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Tracer 9 GT possibly for touring the US...if I can make it happen. I have a GSX1250FA that I just revived after 10 years dormant that would be perfect...but the new bikes have some really nice "modern" features including quick shifter and a real cruise control. Appears much happened while I was away.
 

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Tracer 9 GT possibly for touring the US...if I can make it happen. I have a GSX1250FA that I just revived after 10 years dormant that would be perfect...but the new bikes have some really nice "modern" features including quick shifter and a real cruise control. Appears much happened while I was away.
I know the Kawasaki cruise control is primitive. About ± 3 mph. It's better than nothing but not as good as a 40 year old car. Not sure about the Yamahas.

I looked at a Ducati Multistrada with Adaptive Cruise Control, but at the time it was disabled for US imports. Never got to test it. BMW also has an adaptive cruise as well, IIRC.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - Following distance is automatically maintained if the traffic ahead is moving slower than your cruise setting. Normally uses radar, often hooked into Emergency Automatic Braking and/or Blind Spot Alert.
 

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I know the Kawasaki cruise control is primitive. About ± 3 mph. It's better than nothing but not as good as a 40 year old car. Not sure about the Yamahas.

I looked at a Ducati Multistrada with Adaptive Cruise Control, but at the time it was disabled for US imports. Never got to test it. BMW also has an adaptive cruise as well, IIRC.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - Following distance is automatically maintained if the traffic ahead is moving slower than your cruise setting. Normally uses radar, often hooked into Emergency Automatic Braking and/or Blind Spot Alert.
2023 9 GT has ACC 21-22 9 GT has regular cruise control which would be fine with me. The quick shifter is something I think I would like.
 

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I know the Kawasaki cruise control is primitive. About ± 3 mph. It's better than nothing but not as good as a 40 year old car. Not sure about the Yamahas.

I looked at a Ducati Multistrada with Adaptive Cruise Control, but at the time it was disabled for US imports. Never got to test it. BMW also has an adaptive cruise as well, IIRC.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) - Following distance is automatically maintained if the traffic ahead is moving slower than your cruise setting. Normally uses radar, often hooked into Emergency Automatic Braking and/or Blind Spot Alert.
I would never have adaptive cruise control on any vehicle I own whether a car or bike.

We use this in the trucking industry and it's the worst thing ever for so called safety. 🤦
It's faulty and will brake hard for cars turning off the interstate and applying their brakes.
It'll brake when you go under overpasses. 🤦

Worst thing ever in the name of safety.
For a bike I can see it causing all kinds of pucker moments. Nope. Not for me. Ever. 😉
 

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I would never have adaptive cruise control on any vehicle I own whether a car or bike.

We use this in the trucking industry and it's the worst thing ever for so called safety. 🤦
It's faulty and will brake hard for cars turning off the interstate and applying their brakes.
It'll brake when you go under overpasses. 🤦

Worst thing ever in the name of safety.
For a bike I can see it causing all kinds of pucker moments. Nope. Not for me. Ever. 😉
Sadly, it has come down to a choice between Cellphones and ACC. I don't want to die due to somebody's need to text midget porn at 70 mph. But if I'm in front of them stopped, I don't get a choice in the matter.

Unless we can ban cellphones, we need AEB (automatic emergency braking) which is the most important feature of automotive ACC. I was testing the Cadillac system a few years ago, it is VERY good. It hammers the brake to the point of ABS pulse, which is harder than the majority of drivers are willing to do. I estimated that only 3 out of 4 parents could hit the brakes to full stopping power on the first try when they KNOW they have to. This was found out during BRAKES defensive driving school.

ACC also comes with some other bonuses: Pre-tensions the safety harness, alerts you to blind spot traffic, and increases the brake system 'boost' to make it easier to apply full braking power.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords ... ;)
 
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