Yup you were right! It is ok, but nowhere enough to haul ass and only front brake.... gonna have to upgrade.
Was my first track day on a Supermoto and was a blast, but there is a BIG noticable difference in the front braking compared to my R1. Love how light it is in the corners though... I think, I am gonna get addicted to this stuff!
I found there are two main things to sort out when converting a dirt bike to a motard.
1) is a proper front brake setup. I would not fool around and get something that actually works and is made for motard racing. Many of the street bike calipers will not clear the wheel spokes, so you will need a narrow caliper. Look at the Husqvarna SMR brakes if you want an axial mount caliper. Those are CNC Brembo P30/34, which work well with aggressive pads.
2) suspension. After a few rides you will get sick of the soft suspension. Nowadays a Supermoto really is a road race bike in my opinion. The tuners here shorten the shock and fork stroke and stiffen both up (maybe by rubbing them really hard? Hrhrhrhr....).
But then, if I were you I´d try and check out if the fever keeps catching you and decide what to do then
Cool thing about motard trackdays is they cost a fraction of a street bike track day! Did you bring any pictures from your defloration?
Smooth (for a thumper).
Good power. It feels about the same as an LC4.
Great suspension! I still haven't ridden it hard, but it feels perfect.
Cons (minor nitpicks)
Stock mirrors (fixed).
Emissions crap is ugly (will be fixed).
Auto-retract sidestand (fixed)...
I've always been a supermoto fan since my first KTM back in 2003 and lately I've been getting the bug to get another. I picked up a 2001 WR426, it's been big bored, cammed and now new valves installed. As I was starting to build this bike, I realized we have access to a lot of really nice...
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