Serious question here.
Other than the obvious, what is the true reason you would need this feature?
Is it cool - absolutely! But if you are actually taking eyes off the road long enough to stare at this thing I don't see you being upright too long, and that lean angle will soon be 100% horizontal IMHO.
I assume they save data and show you AFTERWARD the percentage of each side's lean level? On the street I cannot see the benefit of this reading, and on the track it would be cool to see what the readouts are to monitor tire wear and just keep you motivated maybe. However, just as most racers, or track day riders cover up their speedometer for the obvious reason, I certainly would cover this up as well to ensure I wouldn't catch myself staring at this thing too often and most importantly -TOO LONG!
Cool feature for sure. Would like to see one turned on showing how it looks if one of you guys could post up something showing it please?
I'm not one to tape up my display on the track because there's plenty of good opportunities to glance down at it real quick. Ideally, long straights and sweepers. I was looking at mine quite a lot this past weekend to see exactly when the DTC was kicking in to get an idea of the intrusiveness (I.e., when I saw the orange light could I feel the power reduction). Most times I couldn't, only when getting hard on the throttle for like a straight away I could feel the bike bouncing at the rear. Very pleased with the DTC.
As far as the lean angle sensor goes, I'm not even sure what I'd use that info for other than to show my wife how close my angle is to the MotoGP guys. I should say how far away from...my bad.
You mean you are not hitting the 60% + lean angle with scuffs on your leathers at the elbow DLIT?? lol.
Thats good to hear you say you are pleased with the DTC and feel. At least its not a real "choppy" and violent shake you feel from it especially at a good lean or high speed man! Was always surprised reading who turns theirs off while racing etc.
I was using it on 4 the whole day. I'll try 3 the next track day. It was definitely getting bouncy...but predictable enough to manage it. In 3rd gear accelerating off T14 for the straight it would get pretty bouncy. And they're not kidding in the reviews when they talk about how you know you're riding it because it is hard to keep tame. So after the TC shuts off, then the powerband kicks in and you got to worry about the front coming off the ground!
As far as people complaining about the twitchiness of the throttle in race mode, I didn't experience any of that. One of my focuses throughout my time on the track has always been smoothness and throttle control, though. No complaints here.
Here's what you get when you pull the lap data after riding in race mode and using the lap timer.
The live dash readout is just a +/- X that is in real time.
Agreed with it being almost useless to watch live. However, if you don't want to use DDA, you can mount a GoPro on your tank and review footage afterwards. And of course you can call up lap data to see what you hit max.
Go YouTube Adeysworld and see his recent video of the lean angle indicator in action. Or stop in one of the other forums to see his posts in some threads regarding this.
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