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post #1 of 21 Old 08-08-2019, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Moto Gymkhana

You can do gymkhana on any bike, but I'd like to think our bike has some features that make it especially adept at low-speed maneuvers at big lean angles (fat torque at low rpm, mass centralization).


This guy is awesome:
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I think I would get to dizzy and fall over doing this LOL.
For me the gsxs seems really well balanced and yes this dude is awesome
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Apparently he has fixed the snatchy throttle
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The rider is definitely not a rookie!

Another different type of competition, I think it’s called Slolom, I take bow to slalom-san
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Ohhhh, so this is what Gymkhana is! There was another post about it and I couldn't get a straight answer. We call this "motorcycle rodeo" in my neck of the woods.

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The guy's name is Sakuta, and there's a ton of YouTube videos of him competing in gymkhana on a GSXS and he does some amazing things on it.
He even has his own website and sells his own brand of crash bars that you see on it.
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Those aren't skills. That's simply what happens when you transition from a Goldwing to a GSXS. 🙂
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Those aren't skills. That's simply what happens when you transition from a Goldwing to a GSXS. 🙂
Haha My other bike is a Goldwing (F6B) and I can't do that **** on either lol
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I have been doing gymkhana where I live since 2008. The GSXS would be great... but you have to accept you will probably crash once every practice session. The thought of doing that to my bike makes my stomach turn. I have a DRZ SM which was built to drop. The skills learned transfer to any bike you ride.
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More Sakuta; and a dude on a red GSXS

Here's another Sakuta video. He never uses the clutch (he keeps his finger on it, but never uses it). Instead, to circle a cone, he uses mostly front brake (to induce severe lean), maybe some rear brake, and then uses the throttle to prevent the bike from falling to the ground (that fat torque available at idle probably helps). I don't think he ever gets his bike past 4k rpm when he's rounding a cone. Anyway, he executes some of the fastest u-turns and figure 8's I've ever seen.






And here's a red GSXS (not as fast as Sakuta, but still pretty good).


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