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    Gen1 or Gen3

    Do i upgrade my gen1 track bike i.e. suspension and such or do i upgrade to a gen 3. Is the gen 3 worth the extra money or is it better spent on upgrades to my gen 1 what do you think ...cheers

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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    No much use me commenting on the track perspective for you Graeme, but from a road bike view.
    Both bikes are good but the Gen 3 is a lot more refined, not really sure how the differences would be on a track comparison as a lot of track guys switch off the refinements and change shockers etc.

    Whatever way you go, enjoy the tinkering.

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    From a track perspective I would personally invest in a 2015+ model as the electronics (DTC etc) are much more refined.

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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    probably gen 1; as you are tracking it, probably change suspension and have a remap anyway. And heated grips, cruise control no use - mind the auto blipper would be good!
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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    Gen1 and put a blipper on, that was my solution. Sorted

    I'm never going to be fast enough to use what I've got properly anyway

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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ma Salope View Post
    Gen1 and put a blipper on, that was my solution. Sorted

    I'm never going to be fast enough to use what I've got properly anyway
    Which blipper did you use?


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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    IRC One, here's vid in action at Brands and a short vid of installation I did very simple to set up too. Works really well too, I find it smoother than OEM going up


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kYFKoCJFmk&t=11s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Is9nJoNac&t=13s

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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    How does gen1 traction compare to gen3 and how good is the semi active suspension and are they worth the extra cash ..

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    Re: Gen1 or Gen3

    Quote Originally Posted by Graemerr5 View Post
    How does gen1 traction compare to gen3 and how good is the semi active suspension and are they worth the extra cash ..
    gen 3 tc is better, most fast riders turned the gen 1 off, get a gen 3 run it standard instead of paying 2k plus for suspension then more for blippers etc, more than adequate

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    Gen1 or Gen3

    Quote Originally Posted by Graemerr5 View Post
    How does gen1 traction compare to gen3 and how good is the semi active suspension and are they worth the extra cash ..
    The TC is vastly improved which is unsurprising given several years worth of development between the different models. The electronic DDC is fine for fast trackday use but like any suspension it benefits significantly from being properly set up and correct spring rates fitted.

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