i.e. track, road, wet settings, if so, do you use them?
Does your bike have rider modes?
If ya don't ask ya don't get
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Sat Nav, Cruise Control, Reverse, Air bag, count
JUST LEAVE IT IN RACE
WOTTA LOADA BOLLOX !!!!!!!
what ya right hands for, if I had a nice shiny new bike with all the gadgets I'd probable use them.
Clutch and throttle control.
That'll do me.
How many people lie instead of talking tall
Dry, sunny mode = go to work on bike
Cold, wet mode = go to work in car
demi-god of the third order
mostly use the ok setting(default)
got throttle and brakes and i use both
I have two I call them hands one left and one right, and up to now they have done all that was necessary, and that has been for 62 years
my gixer has the 3 way engine mapping switch but i never use them,surely that is what your throttle does.not sure its a good thing to rely on gimmicks just my opinion though
Yep my Busa has them....I only ever activated the mode button....once.... whilst turning around...when my tank bag touched the button and selected" mode C"...first thing I knew was when I opened it up to overtake a few cars...Feckin shat meself....bloody dangerous if you ask me....
Ah Mode C eh
Isnt that the "cloaking" device. Not surprised you were miffed teh car drivers couldnt see you.
The voices in my head may not be real
But they do have some good ideas
Yeah but the cars coming towards me certainly could....
just good old fashioned throttle control!
.... and yes....
its called progress......
Just asking that's all
A throttle ain't a switch now is it 0 bhp then 180+, when used correctly in conjunction with the clutch it's a smooth and progressive increase in power, so why ave different mapping/modes I really don't get it.
Maybe if ya was on a 240 bhp slicked up Motogp bike, riding on a rain strewn country road in the depths of winter at midnight, then yeah maybe.
But has anyone had a bike that they felt was too powerful or unmanageable on road?......really, come on now, youz gettin' old
snev sounds like the "C Mode" stands for either casualty or chicken
If ya don't ask ya don't get
i really don't see the point of them
on a sports bike at least.
just about get me head around it with something like the multistrada or a tourer, but a sports bike? why would you want to turn the power down?
Traction control again i can see a use for on high powered sports bikes, but then get a bike with less power that you can manage if you feel you need it!
i'm not anti progress, but at the moment it seems like all the manufactors are doing is developing electronics sometimes at the expense of other areas.
if you could have seen us three coming down off the Grand Ballon fully loaded, in torrential rain at just above walking pace,you'd have thought to yourself 'now them blokes could do with a 'wet mode' on their bikes.
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
Switchable modes on road bikes...
... exist for the same reason you can buy these:
"The racers need them; so must I," -and if switchable mode ECUs are on the showroom bike the Superbike racing teams can legitimately use them (-with tweaks).
Rizoma must have sold some lever guards and when I see one on the road I will laugh my fuckin' arse off.
Switchable modes are only useful if you habitually whack the throttle fully open whilst still near full lean. If you're using modes in earnest on the road you're a cack-handed loon.