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In planning for the worst, I wanted to know if:

Full front brake (or generally heavy front braking) on the 300 can send you over the bars, or flip the bike?

Open throttle from stand still will flip the bike back? (or go to a wheelie)

Aggressive down shifting or "engine braking" can either flip the bike or knock you off?

Obviously this depends on speed, but my understanding is these are all prevalent on more powerful bikes. So are these are easy to do / possible on the 300?

*Please don't actually try any of this, don't want anyone to get hurt! Just share any experiences you have*
 

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The only part of this that I'm sure of is that aggressive down shifting or engine braking will not flip you off the bike because the bike has a slipper-clutch, so even downshifting from 5th to 2nd, the wheel will not lock up the rear wheel (sending you into a skid)

As far as the front brake sending you over the bars, I seriously doubt it. For the most part, I only use the front brake, and personally I think it's rather weak as far as brakes go's. In fact if it's an upgrade I've been looking into.

I haven't tried to pull a wheelie, but I'm sure the bike could, maybe? :D
 

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The only part of this that I'm sure of is that aggressive down shifting or engine braking will not flip you off the bike because the bike has a slipper-clutch, so even downshifting from 5th to 2nd, the wheel will not lock up the rear wheel (sending you into a skid)

As far as the front brake sending you over the bars, I seriously doubt it. For the most part, I only use the front brake, and personally I think it's rather weak as far as brakes go's. In fact if it's an upgrade I've been looking into.

I haven't tried to pull a wheelie, but I'm sure the bike could, maybe? :D
Thanks for the response! So would the bike behave as if it's in neutral if you aggressively downshifted (like 5th to 2nd) until the revs or speed decreased?
 

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yeah, i'm gonna go with a no, for all of those lol Its really an easy bike that makes it harder for you to mess up on. aka. any of those situations.
 

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Pretty sure if you didn't know the answers to those questions you made the right choice. Have you taken a MSF course?

~mike
Booked for Dec.22 and 23rd.

I just asked because I know those are a few of the hazards on bigger bikes, and wanted to make sure the 300 would be as forgiving as I anticipated (as forgiving as a riding a metal frame with an engine can be...).
 

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Thanks for the response! So would the bike behave as if it's in neutral if you aggressively downshifted (like 5th to 2nd) until the revs or speed decreased?
No, if your in 5th at 7000 rpm going about 60mph and you down shift to 2nd, normally in that gear at that rpm you would only be going maybe 30mph. So what would happen basically is that from 60mph, the rear wheel would all of a sudden be going 30mph, this would cause the rear wheel to skid or hop or basically loose traction which could make you crash. The slipper clutch makes the transition smooth even when aggressively downshifting so no loss of traction occurs. (and you don't crash) Their mostly used on bigger sport bikes, but we got lucky that the Ninja 300 came with one :D

F.Y.I http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipper_clutch
 
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