250km out to the tunnel and back! First time on the bends with the ZX14R

April 16, 2019



What dam fun! First time trowing the ZX around the bends. What did I learn? The bike wheel spins accelerating out of bends He! He! I need to stop changing gear so often. The immense torque means I do not need to change gear so much as it unsettles the bike as you are preparing to enter the bend. Because I do not know the road I found myself sometimes having to brake deep into the corner and the power of the brakes really stands the bike up.I made a complete cock up on one particular corner.  As I was going to push it I was wearing full leathers and boots, I had a small problem changing gear until I found the right position to put my foot as It was the first time with these boots on this bike.




Handles really well, the "chicken strips" were only 2-3 mm after the ride. Not bad for a road I don't know. The bike really inspires confidence. Made a mistake on a couple of corners but always within my safety zone. A great mornings ride.



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