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Michael Neeves  says:

2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

We're in Spain riding the 2012 Yamaha R1 at the Valencia MotoGP circuit. Aside from a few very minor tweaks the main change to the Yamaha is its new six-stage traction control. We've just done our first session and the TC is on max. It's so intrusive you can hold the throttle to the stop out of every corner, not good for...

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dev_d7

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@Neevesy - true... almost no-one I know rides quite as hard on the road as the THINK they do. It's a great safety feature, and I wonder if insurance companies will acknowledge this? As far as track riding goes, I've done some racing (without TC) and to be honest, coming out of turn 1 on cold tyres, or when the tyres are cooked, there has been a few times TC would've been a welcome addition to my bike.

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