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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2020, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Do I still need to shift gears during launch control?
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Yes, unless you want to keep banging up against the Rev limiter in 1st. Lol

I havenít tried it yet, waiting for warmer weather 😅
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Do I still need to shift gears during launch control?
Yup! - and fast!.

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Does wheelie control engage with launch control? So you hold the throttle pinned, let out the clutch, and hang on?
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In Street Mode and Sport Mode, can the bike loop out? Can we trust the electronics to save us from ourselves? Normally, I would be modulating the throttle, clutch, and the rear brake.
Can we trust the wheelie control technology?
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Does wheelie control engage with launch control? So you hold the throttle pinned, let out the clutch, and hang on?
Read the owners manual - it's fairly well explained. I've not tried it yet - tbh I am a wee bit intimidated.
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Without looking at the manual... wheelie control is on in every mode, including track. You can only manually disengage it in track mode.

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In Street Mode and Sport Mode, can the bike loop out? Can we trust the electronics to save us from ourselves? Normally, I would be modulating the throttle, clutch, and the rear brake.
Can we trust the wheelie control technology?
I wish this were the case with our LC, but I doubt it. Really interesting article too:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/a...-control-works

"LC does not feature traction control because the fewer control strategies working at any point, the better. Also, straight-line wheelspin isnít potentially dangerous to a MotoGP rider Ė he should be able to control it with his throttle hand."

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I read the manual and it doesn't exactly say what happens with LC. And apparently nobody here has tried it either. I'm assuming WC is engaged otherwise you'd loop out, but I wanted to be sure before ever trying it.
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I've tried it few times, WC is on and you give it full throttle and release clutch but in controlled manner. It is scary first time you do it but once you get used to it its amazing, bike is launching like a rocket, does a small wheelie,
depending on how quickly you release the clutch, make sure you hold on to bike tight and change gears quickly with quickshifter. Bike is controlling the throttle nicely so make sure you keep it pinned all the time

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