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Old 25th May 2012, 15:52   #331
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For sore rears, I found a solution. I bought Bi-twin cycling shorts that have a sponge cushion on the rear. On our last ride that was 300+ kms, my rear was quite normal. Not a hint of soreness.
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Photos of the pants please.

Most riding pants have that padding in-built as well.

Personally tried cycling shorts, but found them too "restrictive"

Prefer boxers. Much easier to breathe in them.

Or in the winters, thermal long johns under the riding pants.
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Photos of the pants please.

Most riding pants have that padding in-built as well.

Personally tried cycling shorts, but found them too "restrictive"

Prefer boxers. Much easier to breathe in them.

Or in the winters, thermal long johns under the riding pants.
Will post pics soon. Personally I didn't find it restrictive. But yes one can't relieve oneself in the open subtly.
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What is the size of front brake disc? 280mm or 300mm?

200 Duke - Highlights KTM tells its 280mm
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200 Duke - Technical Details KTM tells its 300mm.
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As far as I know, its 280 mm.
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Another session at the fantastic curves of Lavasa yesterday. After nixing a 6 am start nightmare (on a Sunday?!!!), Nav and I decided to delay the session to lunch time so that we would have the roads to ourselves after the fast boys have at it earlier in the morning

This time around Nav got his Canon with all the paraphenalia, so that we could get some good shots. Would like to share some of them here as this thread has been lying dormant for some time now.
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Blind left hander (leaning out)
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Left hander - in sequence (Run #1)

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Run #3 (last run - slightly different line, different head position)

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The complete sequences in burst mode have been uploaded here :

https://picasaweb.google.com/1018927...e222AtLavasaTT#
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GooD pictures, I am sure you could do better with a little more practice, any pics of the tread of the tyre to show the max patch in contact.
I am Afraid In Delhi, I know No good pro automotive photographer who can shoot a few pics for me, while I ride! other wise it would be fun.
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GooD pictures, I am sure you could do better with a little more practice, any pics of the tread of the tyre to show the max patch in contact.
I am Afraid In Delhi, I know No good pro automotive photographer who can shoot a few pics for me, while I ride! other wise it would be fun.
Nitin, the idea is to build speed through the corners by getting the form right first, then the speed will folow. To do that, the idea is not so much to lean the bike more (and use up tread - though I agree it looks more dramatic!), but to lean yourself and hang out more, which is what we were concentrating on (body, foot, and head positioning mainly).

We both thought that the last run (Run #3) was form-wise the best. What do you think?

You are right. I am lucky to have Nav along on most of my rides. He is a brilliant photographer, and largely self taught. He's also got great equipment and a lot of nifty do-da's. And it helps that he is also pretty fast as a rider himself with a pretty competitive bike (the new Pulsar 200 NS) so its good fun.

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I completely agree with you,ebonho. Whilst going through a corner,the idea is to not tilt the bike completely but to keep the bike as straight as possible so that you keep maximum tyre surface area in contact with the tarmac which ultimately will render you with better exit speeds!

PS: Your friend Nav,has already got a Pulsar 200NS is it???I didnt know that Bajaj has already started delivering the bike!!!
Could you please post some pictures of it and maybe a short write up comparing it to the Duke??
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Nitin, the idea is to build speed through the corners by getting the form right first, then the speed will folow. To do that, the idea is not so much to lean the bike more (and use up tread - though I agree it looks more dramatic!), but to lean yourself and hang out more, which is what we were concentrating on (body, foot, and head positioning mainly).

We both thought that the last run (Run #3) was form-wise the best. What do you think?

You are right. I am lucky to have Nav along on most of my rides. He is a brilliant photographer, and largely self taught. He's also got great equipment and a lot of nifty do-da's. And it helps that he is also pretty fast as a rider himself with a pretty competitive bike (the new Pulsar 200 NS) so its good fun.
Hey!! Is this one of the pre-production Pulsar 200NSes? May I please ask you put down a short review of the bike comparing it with the Duke?

On topic, I've never learned proper cornering technique (possibly because I've never done speeds to warrant hanging off on one side. But I always wondered how one could get one's rear off the bike without dis balancing. Even when I've tried, getting back in position takes a bit of effort.
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