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Offline Jg1024

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by beech [+]
So I did some reading in my manual, page 76 I think. And it does not say it is mandatory to be at throttle closed to down shift with the quick shifter. It implies that sort of. "During deceleration and down shifts (throttle plate closed) the system blips the throttle to obtain the correct engine speed"
What did catch my eye was later on in the section was this:  "changing the acceleratior twist-grip position during the gear shift sequence may cause the function to abort and/or the gear change to fail"
I can see that when you want to drop a gear to accelerate faster why would you want to close the throttle. I tended to use the down shift feature only in tight corners slowing down through the gears.
I do believe the 17 bike up shifts better than my older 15 bike.

Yes, it is designed for aggressive riding where you downshift to "keep" revs up.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 12:54:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jg1024 [+]
Was in the same boat, the 15 was $3k cheaper with less miles, I also like the stock exhaust better on the 15. The 17 has auto bliper and less handlebar vibration.
Went with a 15 and after riding it for a while I find myself actually enjoys practicing rev match a lot, the feel when you did it perfectly... 😊

You can still rev match manually on a bike with the QS :)

Personally the only thing I really miss about my S1000R is the blipper. I really enjoyed hammering up and down the gearbox just to hear it.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2020, 08:40:00 AM »
As Airsafari said, you definitely do not need to close the throttle to auto blip, in fact it's fun when accelerating in any gear when overtaking for example, to just stamp down on the lever with the gas wide open and surge forward on the un-interrupted power! Love it!


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