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Poll: Do you use your riding modes switch?

If your bike has riding modes (where a switch can change the power characteristics), we'd like to know if you still use them. Or did you try the modes out when you first got the bike, but then leave them alone when you'd decided on your favourite?  pollcomment

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kennygorrie

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kennygorrie says:

Waste of time?

Well all I can say for the s1000rr is when in rain mode, the fuelling is super silky, no snatchy riding, the torque is cut down so it pulls very smoothly, also give u less engine braking, this all adds up to being a very silky smooth ride and very easy, as close to an automatic as possible, also the rain setting is uber cool on the track as the rear end will just not budge out of line no matter how hard you push it. Phew glad I got that of my chest lol.......then there is the mental mental full power modes that shoal be called grin a and grin b modes lol lol lol

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Mode switch

Other than my state of mind and the throttle my bikes do not have one.

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BenHyland

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BenHyland says:

R1 2009

Put in A mode and leave it there.. Anything else is for girls!

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BenHyland

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BenHyland says:

R1 2009

Put in A mode and leave it there.. Anything else is for girls!

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ChimneyPortions

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1997 Harley Fat Boy

I put it in CHUG mode and leave it there. I rarely have a problem with the rear stepping out in the wet.

To be honest I don't think I could get the rear to step out on ice.

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chriswren

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chriswren says:

I've used the rain setting on occasion when it has been bucketing it down and I have some distance to travel but that is about it.

Apart from they get left on the fast settings :)

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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what one of thoes i think my bike is to old to have one

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

No I Don't

My 2006 ZZR didn't have a mode switch and I'm used to exercising a degree of throttle control. Now I have a 2012 ZZR it just stays in the full power mode but defaults to traction control "on". If I ever get caught out in the snow or ice I might use the low power mode but I'd be more likely not to ride it at all - because I don't have to.

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mchale2020

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mchale2020 says:

I've ran a S1000 in Rain mode at a track day. Little bit of a delay in throttle response, but I was pretty content, especially since it was a rental. Between the Rain mode and slicks, it felt like the bike could corner through a brick wall and never miss a beat.

 

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

switchs?

http://news.sky.com/story/987087/bikers-103mph-wheelie-caught-on-camera

not sure which switch he was on :-))

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