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I'm a fairly new rider who upgraded from a 250 to a R6. Its an amazing bike, lots of power and amazing flickability, which is good and bad atleast for me. The good is it makes it easier to corner and move around. The bad is that the slightest input and it moves the bike.

I know my body positioning is completly wrong and 300miles on the R6 and i still havent found that sweet spot regarding to seating. Im also having trouble gripping the tank which is causing cramps in my hands and horrible feedback when cornering.

I pretty much got everything else covered on the R6. Just having a real hard time taking corners correctly.

I set money aside for about 5 trackdays in the next two months, and will also be taking the classes there.

Besides that is there any advice, online articles or videos that can help me with my BP, correct way to sit and grip the tank and cornering?

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locals are Chief and John, talk to them and have them SHOW you. They have a good head start when it comes to track and I think they will be willing to help out
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There are lot of videos on youtube, to start off here's one that I used from my local TD instructor:


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Tank grip pads might be a worthwhile investment. It'll help you stay put and not slide up onto the tank on the brakes.

Also, are you talking about going out and hitting the twisties, or riding around in traffic?
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locals are Chief and John, talk to them and have them SHOW you. They have a good head start when it comes to track and I think they will be willing to help out
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The NJ Summer BBQ is this weekend, alot of members are going to be there. I'll be sure to ask alot of questions lol. I also plan on doing track days with John and Chief.

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Tank grip pads might be a worthwhile investment. It'll help you stay put and not slide up onto the tank on the brakes.

Also, are you talking about going out and hitting the twisties, or riding around in traffic?
Yeah i'm picking up some Grips. I'm talking about Twisties. New York City streets arent ideal for high speed cornering
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Yeah i'm picking up some Grips. I'm talking about Twisties. New York City streets arent ideal for high speed cornering
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personally I think you need to get to know your bike better before you hit twist.


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personally I think you need to get to know your bike better before you hit twist.
explain please.
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explain please.
Dude you just got the 6 it hasn't been a week and you want to do some canyon carving. I'm not trying to be an asshole but getting comfortable with the bike and really knowing how much power you had at the twist of your wrist doesn't come that fast. The R6 is a totally different beast then a 250, yes the bike is forgiving but only to an extent.

I just think you need more seat time before tackling some hairpins.


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I understand what your saying, but how will i improve my skills especially in corners if i dont go out on them?

I'm just trying to do anything i can to learn and improve my skills. I take all advice given!
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