Barter wrote:I keep reading about front end feedback and the lack of this on the Hossack fronted K series bikes, but I seriously wonder if such comments are anything other than journalistic hubris.
Every time I read a test or comparison where the Hossack or Saxxon Motadd suspension is incorporated I read this elitist horseshit from the moto-journalists.
Up until the S1000RR the beemers were always great performers in a variety
of paved environments. The S1000RR like the rest of the Superbike ilk is razor edge performance.
At tripple digit speeds with your knee close too or touching the pavement I can fully understand why absolute
communication between the road surface and the bar in your hand is favored; but such aggressive, 100% commitment should be kept to a closed course "track" environment which usually lack the ruptures, cracks, pimples, expansion joints, unexpected stop signs, construction zones etc found on public roads and highways.
A full tilt Formula One race car or NASCAR perform brilliantly in their intended environments, and are no doubt a hoot to drive; but they would prove endlessly uncomfortable, problematic and ill suited in our REAL