KIWI RIDER 11 2018 VOL.2 - Page 54

The highlight was the new-found steering accuracy and absolute confidence in the front tyre LAUNCH CONTROL New for this year is Honda’s three-mode HRC Launch Control. The launch control modes are all very different. Level 3 is the novice/mud launch which cuts peak power/revs drastically to 8250rpm and my guess is it would work well on the new steel floor start gates in the US. Level 2 raises rpm to 8500rpm for general use and Level 1 ups the revs to 9500 for dry 54 KIWI RIDER conditions and experts who know how to use all that power and not flip on take off. Using it is easy... once you know the sequence. It took us a while to figure it out, most of us not being ‘read the manual’ kinda guys. Anyway, pull the clutch in, press the start button. One flash of the LED indicates Level 1. Push the starter again for 0.5s or more and you’ll get two flashes for Level 2. Do it again and... yep, three flashes for Level 3.