Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
Had the bike on track for 2 days of testing/setup this past weekend at Sonoma Raceways.
The Attack triples are worth every penny in my opinion!
Sonoma is a technical track, with lots of transitions, a good mix of fast and slower corners, and only 1 short straight.
The 2 biggest things I noticed right away were the feel from the front end while leaned over, and heavy braking.
The front end feel was much better, I could trail the brakes into corners more confidently, and during long sweeping sections the bike felt very stable.
Braking in heavy braking zones was noticeably improved, the front end felt very solid, the chassis was stable.
I *think* it was a little bit harder to change direction, which is to be expected, but this was a new circuit to me, so I'll have a better comparison when I ride my more familiar tracks. But if anything it's a minor difference.
Overall, I think it was worth every penny. It removed for me what was the bike's only weak point (front feel) in my opinion.
"It was the kind of situation that regularly sees many of the people who masquerade as motorcyclists and ride every third Sunday up their favourite local road (if it's sunny) to sit at a cafe and make broom broom noises with other pretend-motorcyclist-idiots, crash their brains out."
AFM #11R, WMRRA #11
2013 Daytona 675R - race bike
2013 Street Triple R - "other" bike