This bike is a dealer option flying stepladder set-up.
Or you can basically take a stock and very capable dual-sport bike of your choice and add a set of 4.25x17inch rear and 3.50 x17inch front rims. Voila...whoops, I mean, there you are, Instant SM.
A set of Pirelli MT60's are then spooned on for street duties. They are a cross between a dirt knobby and a rain tire. They are very sticky, albeit a little unnerving at first, with a lot of flexing caused by the raised tread. The rims, naturally, are wide enough to spoon on some seriously sticky DOT race rubber though, if that's what you like. The front gains a nice 320mm rotor .
This bike takes you to stoppie heaven and back, especially with the steel braided lines. The suspension is adjusted to provide sportbike like sag settings and although the front is a little soft, it does give quite excellent feedback and gives remarkably good handling. The long travel suspension really teaches you to provide smoother inputs on both braking and acceleration. Not a bad thing, I suspect.
Turn in is a mere thought away due to the leverage afforded by its MX style bars. You might have trouble dragging a toe or knee on this bike due to its positively step ladder like height, but it's purely a mental thing. There's no problems in the handling department at all. It 'handles like it's on rails, !
Due to some seriously sticky tires, black and very round MT22/21's. Warm up time is almost zero. They stick when cold, they stick when hot and stick when partly worn, in fact they just plain stick.
Using a very Soft MTR-21 Corse race only, a bit of an overkill, but in the land of perpetual stoppies, very comforting for your, err.. comfort. The rear is the MTR-22, which for a street tire is pretty tacky too. Soft enough to down your knees but not so soft as to square off whilst doing your daily chores, like trying to back it into your subdivision.
Actually, that's one major area where you're not a do goody.
This bike takes you to hooligan-ville and back. It's an easy bike to sneak by the local constabulary though. I mean, who would expect a nice looking "dirt" bike to behave so irresponsibly on the Streets ? Fortunately when you ride this bike, you're not the usual suspect. This bike proved itself over and over to be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
On my local Sunday ride, I can always see the suppressed giggles from the uneducated, but the giggles always turn into admiration when they see how she performs in the twisty bits, especially the type of road that's tight or that is maybe a little broken up. With a nice set of stickies on, you can positively sniff out that grip. If your average CB/FZ/ZX riding squid gets a slide out of their fully faired garbage can clad 600cc sumfingorother, he's going to scare himself silly and/or crash. Get a slide out of this and you find your self shouting inside your helmet with glee. OK, maybe it's just me.
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