February 21st, 2015, 10:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
I Ride: Husaberg Supermono, Ducati 888sp5
I could feel the lever coming closer to the handlebar, lap after lap, and then suddenly the two remaining fingers get squeezed inbetween. That moment is not funny at all. I mean, you are allready at your very latest braking point, and then having to loosen the brake, get out all four fingers around the lever and brake again, happens at best when your still riding on the black stuff. All braking after that will have to be done with all four fingers on the lever. Then your power is much greater and controling the brakes becomes a whole new game. Plus when downshifting with this slippery clutch-less 115kg, massive engine braking, on the front wheel balancing monster, you NEED to flick the throttle! Try to control the front brakes with all fingers for the "first" time on the lever while you are flicking the throttle for every downshift! I tell you, if my bike had a more colourful paintjob, I would look like one of those ponies kids ride in the mall! When this happens, roadracing is not my favourite hobby.
But now I hope this will go away! And if I can make somebody laugh along the way, even better! 😆