Looking forward to taking the CB out to the track this year for a couple of track days. The closest track for me is VIR (Virginia International Raceway) and the and would prefer the smaller Patriot course which is just over a mile longs. Who here has tracked their CB? Wondering what your experience with this bike. I've done a few trackdays with a couple ZX-6R's so wondering how this bike would perform against the super sports? While I know I'm comparing apples and oranges here just wondering how it would do.
Supersports only really hammer us when speeds get over 130mph. Superbikes, maybe over 110. If the track is relatively small with no mile-long straights, your bike should have no problem keeping up to quick B group.
Suspension is key. Im 220lbs i had a ohlins rear and the fronts redone with racetech parts. Evwn then ground clearance is a issues and you can actually drag the header.
The CB is alot of fun on the track. Its basicly a 600 with more grunt. However a good rider on even a 600 getting good drives will leave you on any strait .
The best part about the CB is learning to use its characteristics in your favor the get past people. It makes for a very fun track bike just dont go out there looking for lap times. Have fun and learn to push yourself.
the other posters have it totally correct. the CB is a really fun bike on the track altho sportbikes are better suited to 'the job'. and suspension mods are pretty necessary to justify full confidence in long corners and trail barking while tipping in, etc. but, just go do it - it's a heel of a lot of fun to use all the available power, and to brake as late as you dare, etc.
I was going to embed a little Vimeo video from Oregon Raceway Park, but I seem to not understand how to do so....