not in the slightest.So without them you would just start to float away? Jk. But you would get much less traction which means you could kind of float and tip over when turning instead of actually getting a grip and making the turn.
yea but at what point does the complexity of active aerodynamics on a bike outweight the gains? bikes are always going to be un-aerodynamic because they need a massive monkey on their back in order to go anywhere...Would be cool if they started looking into active aerodynamics. If done right it shouldn't add any amount of weight to be concerned about... good to debut on a 1399
downforce squares with speed. the race H2R has little mini winglets, so do the GP's. in order to get any sort of meaningful downforce the consenus seems to be you must be travelling in excess of 250-300 kph. There's no need for that on the street, almost no where on the street do you need help mitigating 5th gear wheelies...That's true, on a race bike it might be worth it, something like the H2R.
Probably a reason why they haven't done it already
also note that its easier to control wheelies on the street then downforce. Wheelie control will simply cut ignition for a minute as the bike tries to bring the front wheel up.That's true, they'll probably stick with what they're already using currently, wouldn't mind that.
some people lower the front end to make their ergos more comfortable...also if you just drop your front end you're reducing trail, which hurts straight line stability.I think it's even why some guys lower the front end on their bikes, most recently saw an H2 Ninja owner do just that.