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Old 28-Jul-2013, 06:10 PM
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Biposto

My 996 is a Biposto.
Today I took my 24 year old daughter out for a rare pillion ride.
I have always thought this and today confirmed it. My bike seems to handle much better 2 up. It seems to turn in better and cornering seems smoother. I'm no Rossi so am I imagining this or do I have a point? It would make sense that a 2 seater would be set up to handle best with 2 people.
If this is true which settings would improve solo riding?
I know that the rear spring is stiffer on a Bip but would this effect cornering?

Any comments or am I just talking cods?
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Old 29-Jul-2013, 12:03 PM
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The extra weight over the Bips stiffer shock spring should make it more compliant and although it will sit down at the rear a tad more and hence rake out the front end slightly, providing your not riding it as if on a race track the bike will probably lay into corners a bit better, especially the sweepers and the higher CofG will probably increase the rate that it drops over onto its side
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Old 22-Aug-2013, 06:12 PM
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i can sort of confirm this, though it depends on the size/weight of the passenger! Hannah's a perfect fit since she's the size of a postage stamp & weighs damn all. She's got the whole weight transfer thing sorted so i barely notice her & the bike seems a tad more settled, especially on bumpy country lanes (hard to avoid in the shire)
Then again i have to admit to winding it on a shade more when on my own, so it's probably that extra 10% more attitude that makes things lairy....erk.
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