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Has anyone ever "jumped" their scooter...both wheels getting air?

I went through an intersection in 1st gear today and caught a pretty big lip/bump just as the powerband was getting into the zoom mode...aka 10K rpm...it kind of caught me by surprise but the front wheel raised so controllably I just stayed on the gas and sure enough the back wheel caught some air too...it felt incredible...took me back to my motocross days...what a cool feeling...the S1KRR handled it perfectly. I felt like such a badass afterwards...after the intersection traffic backed up so the cars caught up to me and everyone was giving me the eye. For anyone in the Orlando area I was in the right most lane going west on aloma and crossing 436...in the right most lane only there is a bit of a launching pad just as you get almost through the intersection...you have to be on the gas at just the right time.

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Yep, quite frequently at the track... we have some not so nice transitions... shitt gets air in a few places

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Yep, quite frequently at the track... we have some not so nice transitions... shitt gets air in a few places
I always wondered what it felt like on a 440lb superbike vs a 180lb motocrosser...obviously the two jumps are very different but they actually feel very similar...I'm sure mine wasn't anything compared to racing speed track air but it felt way cool.

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Riding dirt definitely helps for those rare occasions you find air on the asphalt. Some folks have thought the lines I've taken at the track are a little radical w/the air that is gotten... but w/practice you just work through it and to be honest, it has created some excellent opportunities for passing as well as defense.

There is similar body position, but IMO less control once the bike is airborne... you hope that you were smooth when you left and therefore will be smooth when you continue on.

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Happened once with my RSV4 on a road we call "The Roller Coaster"(guess why). Front wheel went really high and my heart stopped but thank god I didn't do any bad moves as I landed it pretty smoothly. I can tell ya I don't go as fast on that road anymore...
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Every evening, on the way home from work :-)
There is a lovely little jump coming out of a second gear bend on the road that links Greenhill Road to Mount Lofty in the Adelaide hills.
The DTC lights go mental. :-)
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Several times this year, on my two trips to Arkansas, on my FZ1.
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Happened to me a few months back. Going down a road at an undisclosed speed and didn't know the road drops. Caught air for a brief moment, dtc light going nuts..it was awesome
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