And on the track, one can immediately feel the difference these changes have made.
Coming into a corner, C2 for instance, one can brake harder and later on the Dominar now. The front forks don’t flex or tie themselves in a knot anymore. And because there’s more feel, one can carry a bit of braking into the corner as well. The latter helps negate the ill effects of a raked out front when entering a corner.
Mid-corner, if you are carrying enough speed, you will ground those pegs. And quite easily. That’s something that comes with the Dominar, being a cruiser of sorts. But, here again, its weight ensures that the rear tyre doesn’t pivot around the pegs as easily and thereby result in a crash.
But it’s the corner exit that truly makes the Dominar fun to ride on the track. The good mid-range grunt, a linear throttle response, and wide contact patch at the rear allows one to start rolling on the throttle early and a bit aggressively. Which means, as one starts to pick up the bike towards the exit, the throttle is almost near the stops. And, as a result, one finds the Dominar charging out of the corner like its namesake dog breed charges towards an intruder (not the bike). It just makes you smile.