So How many miles did you put on your HP4 and what is your experience thus far?
As you can see in my pic, I put over 150 miles on it since yesterday. I'm coming from a 2010 S1000RR with over 22k miles on it. After 30-40 miles going easy on the tires I started playing with it and I could immediately sense how easily she turns-in, however, that maybe greatly because of the changes to the fork angle that was introduced in 2012. It feels a lot lighter and the mid range is there (on my 2010 I had to go one tooth down on the front sprocket to achieve that,..plus full exhaust, power commander etc.). I cannot comment yet on how the DDC works. Having said that, and even though I was not able to complete the instructions on page 49-51 of the manual yet, the suspension setup feels very friendly (my weight is 185lbs). This is all by relative low speed at around 45-65 miles/h during a light canyon ride.
Can't weight to get the sliders and case protectors and get passed the rev limiter after the first 600 miles and open her up.
Picked up my HP4-Competition on Saturday at 4:20pm and as of right now (Monday 5:32pm) I have 241 miles on her. Damn is she quiet and loves to rev up fast! She is soooo damn Smooth I can't bgelieve it! You don't feel any vibration or anything through your legs clamping the tank or in feet sitting on the pegs.... just wind noise. Simply Amazing!
Today I put another 30 miles on it while on the local canyon roads. I've been on this very twisty (Redwood Rd) road at least 200 times with my 2010 S1000RR and I know almost every bump and corner. There is this uneven bump that you can not miss, coming out of a sharp left hand turn, I usually hit the bump at about 45 miles/hr and it always makes my handle bar wobble for a moment (a tiny tank slapper) and I relax the handle bar and the bike settles. I've tried my bike with very different suspension settings and regardless of whether it's very tight (track setting) or very soft,...the wobble will occur every time on this bump.
well today I do my thing again and guess what, the bike just cuts through the bump like a hot knife through butter...NO wobble whatsoever!...I go up and turn around and repeat my lap. Again, very smooth sailing through the uneven bump as if it's just a tiny dent in the road.
Ladies & Gentlemen, DDC works for me!
On a different, yet related note; Assuming that DDC works constantly and provides the ultimate suspension setting at every moment of riding, shouldn't that theoretically lead to getting more mileage out of a set of tires under comparable conditions?