We wish for the return of ground clearance please…
Ground clearance has actually been decreasing lately. Guilty parties include the Honda CBR600RR, Yamaha FZ1 Fazer, and Suzuki B-King. All frustratingly scrape metal on Tarmac way before running out of ability.
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Worst offenders of all are Kawasaki. The ZX-6R and ZX-10R used to be mid-corner wonders, but now drag their pegs prematurely. The Ten will quickly ruin its bellypan in the absence of hero blobs, showing a more fundamental fatness problem, whereas the Six has nothing else to ground out and, therefore, no excuse. Why spoutEnjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.