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Its alot easier for low speed maneuvers than my last 600. I feel like like I can do just about anything with this bike, doing 180* turns like its nothing..

What have you rode? I have rode a dirt bike on the street and I really thought it was comparable to a dirt bike turning wise..
 

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Its alot easier for low speed maneuvers than my last 600. I feel like like I can do just about anything with this bike, doing 180* turns like its nothing..

What have you rode? I have rode a dirt bike on the street and I really thought it was comparable to a dirt bike turning wise..
I've ridden a dual sport, so I know where you're coming from when you say dirt bike. That's good news :).
 

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How well balanced is the bike? What sort of turning radius have you achieved? How heavy does it feel? :) My dealer finally has the bike for me, but I want to know this first.
The bike is relatively light, 380lbs, and well balanced, but what your asking about (low speed balance) is more of a skill issue. Bike's in general don't have super sharp turning (radius that the handle bars turn) because you turn the bike by leaning. Some of the most impressive low speed maneuvering I've ever seen is by motorcycle police, they can maneuver their (800lb?) bikes at super slow speeds and weave in and out in very small spaces. Low speed maneuvering definitely isn't one of my strong suits, but I'm working on it.

And just to be clear, when I talk about low speed maneuvering, that means without putting your feet down. :D
 

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The bike is relatively light, 380lbs, and well balanced, but what your asking about (low speed balance) is more of a skill issue. Bike's in general don't have super sharp turning (radius that the handle bars turn) because you turn the bike by leaning. Some of the most impressive low speed maneuvering I've ever seen is by motorcycle police, they can maneuver their (800lb?) bikes at super slow speeds and weave in and out in very small spaces. Low speed maneuvering definitely isn't one of my strong suits, but I'm working on it.

And just to be clear, when I talk about low speed maneuvering, that means without putting your feet down. :D
I know all this dude. That's what I'm asking; how hard is it to lean it over slow speed. I know it's all about skill, but different bikes are easier to lean over than others. Lean over a 250cc dirt bike, and then a road king :p

Get it already! :D
I am a hairs breadth from doing just that :p.
 

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I know all this dude. That's what I'm asking; how hard is it to lean it over slow speed. I know it's all about skill, but different bikes are easier to lean over than others. Lean over a 250cc dirt bike, and then a road king :p

Sorry, I thought you were talking about low speed balancing, as in maneuvering
under 10 miles an hour. At far as leaning into a corner, this is probably the best of all sport bikes, it's light weight makes it very "flickable" in the corners vs a 600 or 1000.
 
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