Change Exhaust and Add a Power Commander
Adding a full aftermarket exhaust system, including the headers, and then tinkering with the fuel mapping on your motorcycle drops a significant amount of weight from your bike. It also makes your motorcycle sound awesome, which will at least make you feel like you’re riding faster.
Adding a right suspension, will completely change the way your bike handles. You adjust the compression and damping settings for your weight and your bike responds to your inputs perfectly. You buy a suspension setup from a brand like Race Tech or, if you’re on an older bike, buy the front end off a crashed GSX-R and swap it for the front on your SV650 .
Have Your Suspension Setup Pro
No matter how much you’ve read about suspension setting on the internet but having your suspension set up by a professional will always be the way to go when chasing that last ounce of speed. So, Call around or ask the guys are your local dealer or mechanic shop for who they recommend with your specific brand of bike.
Swap for Lighter Wheels
Wheels are one area where a lot of companies go cheap. Heavy wheels are un-sprung mass which means your fancy suspension can’t even help diminish their negative effects. Buy a nice set of super-light aftermarket wheels and you’ll feel a noticeable difference. We’re big fans of Marchesini wheels, but there are plenty of great options.
Buy the Right Tires
Now that you have super light Marchesini wheels , you need to wrap them in with really nice rubber. All tires have a different purpose, and those tires you bought because they last 10,000 miles probably won’t grip the road all that well at extreme lean angles. Every motorcycle forum will have a whole section devoted to tire talk, so spend some time learning from people’s experiences and then use trial and error to find the ones that you like the feel of best.
Adding new brake pads and steel-braided brake lines are a great start but, if you’re going to push it hard, you’re going to need to also be able to stop really hard because that requires new and upgraded disc brakes. The bigger and lighter the better. Oldtimer Middle East make great rotor replacements and much more.
Attend a track school
Motorcycles are really fast. Motorcycle riders are not. If you want to be fast and focus on your abilities instead of worrying about dropping another ounce of weight or adding power. Sign up for a track school and learn body position, throttle control, corner entry and everything else you’ll need to know from guys who have made a career out of taking n00bs. If you live in Dubai, we recommend Furiousa Racing Track School.
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