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Traction Control for a a bug-eyed ST-R?
I've already suffered a highside with my ST-R during a trackday and although it can be attributed to a freak combination of factors (I was on a warm-up lap) it still felt like an unprovoked betrayal on the bike's part.
So, having suffered some permanent ligament damage in my knee and shoulder I'm looking for something that maybe will save my *ss next time another freak occurence happens.
So having seen the offerings around I'm wondering if anybody here has used any of them and what your impressions are. I only care about traction control's effectiveness as a highside prevention measure, I don't care at all about optimization or maximization of the bikes acceleration out of turns. Something that will reliably and consistently close the throttle before the back wheel steps out beyond redemption.
Thanks a lot for any contributions.
PS: Yes, I know that there is no substitute for the rider's skill and a traction control won't save me if I simply twist the throttle wide open out of every turn - knowing all these I still appreciate that the machine's reflexes are way faster than my own and I want to take advantage of that, as an added cushion of safety.
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