I though my 2014 felt a bit heavy at lower speeds ( under 40mph on roundabouts and turns) and this articles comfirms by testers what i've been feeling with the new tires mounted on the 14 & 15 Models.
Steering is heavy and requires a bit more than normal counter-steering. The report suggests its the new tires mounted on the 2014 because it had not been noticed on previous models. I'm not a fan of Bridgstone and have always changed them out early on other sport bikes to Michelin.
Wow, that was one of the best reviews of our bike that I've read. I agree with their strange slow steering issue. Mine improved considerably when I raised the front pressure to 42 psi from 37. Good read.
I want to thank the OP for linking this article. Mc news was influential when I bought my first gen SV 12 years ago and this article sealed the deal on the 2014 ninja 1000 for me. I wish all the reviews were this detailed and balanced. The measurement diagram alone was worth the price of admission. Picking up Saturday. I may start hyperventilating.
They really do know how to write a bike review. Other mags could learn from them.
I was also wondering what that vague feeling in the front was, just tonight the bike felt really weird and I thought I was just riding badly after a long day at work but I'm betting the tire pressure has dropped. It seemed to change from one day to the next, and I think the weight in the fuel tank is another factor with this tire problem as well. I might splash out on new tires at the next service.
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