Kiwi Rider May 2022 Vol.1 - Page 35

ELECTRONICS Suspension sorted , it was time to have a play with the electronics and ensure I had the bike in the right mode to tackle the circuit . Even without the owner ’ s manual , hacking the various mode options was rather intuitive and easy . All the options are displayed on a large TFT instrument panel , and you can choose from three pre-set road maps ; Commute , Dynamic and Individual . I switched the mode from Road to Race and unlocked the additional two modes ; Challenge and Time Attack , which allowed me to tailor the electronics to my liking . With Time Attack the speedometer disappears and you get a manual lap timer , and you can select from adjustable Power ( Max please ), Engine Braking
( Med please ), Wheelie Control ( No thank you ), Traction Control ( None of that either ) and ABS which you can cancel for the rear but only reduce the intervention at the front , but not cancel entirely . Despite not being able to completely turn the ABS off , it wasn ’ t that intrusive and with the amazing feel and stopping power of the Brembo four-piston radial calipers combined with twin 320mm discs , I only noticed the ABS light flicker briefly at the hardest braking corners , but couldn ’ t feel its intervention .
TUONO ON TRACK Setup sorted , it was off to scrutineering and , after a safety briefing , I was soon out on track ,