Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
8 Oct 2016 | Sydney Motorsport Park | Green (Fast) Group | 26 Rear, 30 Front, Stock bike, Race Mode 2/3/2
This is the second fastest group, the bike held up well, I couldn't keep the 1000cc back on the straights but definitely quicker than most through the rest of the track despite OEM rubber vs mostly SC / SP's and slicks.
I will say, the OEM rubber is bit outclassed in this group. Very twitchy out of the corners I suspect due to the dual compound transition when powering out.
On reviewing the footage I notice traction control (RACE mode 3) kicking in more and more as the day went on despite lap times saying fairly similar.
I thought the stock Showa / Sachs were fine (had them setup for my weight however). Better rubber might show up the suspension but the next group up is basically the semi-pro's running out and out racing bikes with all the good stuff.
Final thoughts, as an off the shelf bike for road and track, throw some Supercorsa SP v2 on it, get the suspension tunes for your weight and don't spend a penny more.
It's more than enough to do battle with the current crop of 1k bikes on all expect the straights in every group except the top tier.
Last edited by Bradley; 10-13-2016 at 09:14 PM.