This is the only product that we try to avoid testing, but a full season of racing made it almost inevitable. My crash came at Snetterton, in the 50mph Sears corner that leads onto the back straight. I was trying to get on the gas extra early to get the drive on the two faster bikes in front of me, so I could set up an out-braking move at the end of the straight. As I opened the gas, the rear let go and low-sided me to the floor.
To be fair, it was as gentle a crash as you could have, but itEnjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.