It is almost a goddamn necessity. But not because of engine braking. In 1975 the RD had no problem outstopping everything from Chrysler imperials to VW beetles, all 1970s brakes were terrible. Now a 10 year old Toyota corolla can outstop you by a car length or two.quote:Originally posted by spacmanspif300
I'm actually asking for my own benefit here. Given the lack of engine braking, is dual disc and ss lines up front a fairly common upgrade?
Tyler - gonna give you the first rule of motorcycles: chances are if you are designing something for your specific purpose functionally, chances are it will look right as a by product. It is really easy to have a polished turd in this hobby, but it is hard to have an ugly bike that works beautifully. Just cuz you are a designer doesn't mean you have to be stupid about everything - this will probably be a lession for you in beauty through functionality.