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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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RACE mode faster than SLICK??? Anyone else?

After putting 2,000 miles on my bike since Nov. 1st, I swear that Race mode feels more responsive than Slick.

I started to even feel like my bike didn't have as much power as it did when I first took it home but figured that this was because I was becoming accustomed to the feel... After riding in Slick for the past two weeks I put it into Race and found the same bike that I fell in love with.

I started another thread a few days ago discussing the differences in downshifting between the two, and the. Increased prominence of engine-braking available in Race mode leads me to again consider it superior, as this promotes a more aggressive riding style (at least to me), as taking corners becomes more efficient as the throttle is used to reduce speed.

Am I crazy, or does anyone else feel this way? I have ridden motorcycles for a long time, and at this point I don't relieve my deductions are the product of imagination...


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I will add that I am a bit confused by the specs between the two: the throttle ratio in Slick mode is 1:1, but Race still feels twitchier and more responsive nonetheless...


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Enough of these posts already.
+1 on that, no offense but most posts are brainless
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+1 on that, no offense but most posts are brainless
So was yours. why be a jerk about it? If its what he perceives, then that's on him.
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agreed on Race Mode

Mate,
I agree with you, I have the same feeling about Race Mode.

Maybe Slick Mode is slower if you have an after-market modified exhaust that has not had its timing adjusted from stock??? as apparently Slick Mode makes it run richer.

But i love Race Mode too. And i wouldn't even bother with Sports Mode...

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Mate,
I agree with you, I have the same feeling about Race Mode.

Maybe Slick Mode is slower if you have an after-market modified exhaust that has not had its timing adjusted from stock??? as apparently Slick Mode makes it run richer.

But i love Race Mode too. And i wouldn't even bother with Sports Mode...

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Except for rain, the various modes on our bikes are basically personal preference on throttle response and a gradual lessening of the electronic safety nets. While it is possible, I doubt more than 1% of the riders on this board can push the bike hard enough where the differences between race and slick mode would actually make one "faster" and to ride the bike like this on the street would be suicidal.

So its all about what mode gives you the best feel from the bike and has the level of electronic intervention you are comfortable with. No right/wrong here. I could see that being any of the three main modes depending on the rider and conditions. And in some conditions, maybe even rain (like riding in the rain).

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I used rain mode for 300 miles of break in and not since. The bike stays in race mode. I have used slick before but prefer race mode. I do agressive street riding so i do like the ABS and TC for a safety net.

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