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Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:20:35 PM »
After watching this video I'm thinking, Phillip Island, here I come...  :crackup

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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 10:39:22 PM »
Nah, it didn't work for me.  Years ago I was sucked in by what I actually believed was a cornering course, but it was in effect a track day.  My poor Ruby (previous ST13) was revving the whole time between corners, trying to act like a racing bike.  Can't recommend it at all.  When you get a chance, have a look at the tacho in the video- it's red-lining much of the time.
No doubt about the rider- he does well rounding up the field.
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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 10:46:01 PM »
I think I would've at least taken the panniers off!  :o

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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 10:56:15 PM »
I think I would've at least taken the panniers off!  :o

The organisers required me to remove panniers and mirrors and tape the headlight glass.  I had to pay $75 to rent a full leather racing suit for the day.  Obviously much more risk-averse here in Oz than elsewhere.
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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 11:07:04 PM »
Years ago I did a few laps of the Phillip Island circuit on my ol' CX. Back then I didn't have to do anything to the bike.
Think I just rode in jeans too....ahh, the good ol' days...lol.

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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 01:18:19 AM »
I bet it raised the eyebrows of the other riders as they were passed by a "Tourer"
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Re: Who said a Honda ST1300 doesn't make a good track day bike???
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 08:42:42 AM »
Wow. He’s a better rider than I am.

Have flicked this video to my kid brother for comment. He rides a Diavel.
A man rides on his STeed, says “Why am I short of attention? Got a short little span of attention”.

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