If you've read my most recent sportbike reviews, you might have grown sick of hearing me tout the benefits of traction control. From my last three superbike track tests, I dug the confidence inspired by the Yamaha R1 and Ducati 1199 Panigale's electronic systems, and critiqued the latest Suzuki GSX-R1000 for its analog setup.
Ex-MotoGP racer Simon Crafar begs to differ. He illustrates his disdain for electronic aids in this Suzuki GSX-R1000 promotional video, a quick but passionate defense of the latest Gixxer that happens to feature a sweet, slo-mo powerslide featuring the famous blue and white superbike.
"Take the power back," he urges. "Take control. Take responsibility. Riding shouldn't be about electronics. The limit is yours, and yours only."
Do you agree?
Source: Superbike Planet; thanks for the tip, Pete!
- 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Review
- Yamaha R1 Review: Track Testing the Traction Control-Equipped Superbike
- 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Review: An Analog Bike in a Digital World
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