Ride by wire.... yes or no?!

R-Rated

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2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
I have been riding by wire for 85k miles on my current bike and 68k miles on the one before it.

I cannot tell a difference other than no cables to maintain plus I can adjust my throttle progressivity with a piggy back device to the ECM and my smartphone.
 
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lupin

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If its a good one you can't tell. If its a Yamaha one you wish for a cable back, until you reflash your ECU and fix it.
 

HippoDrone

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Not had an issue on my KTM390 Duke when I had that or my Triumph Street Triple 765R.... I've heard some folk not get on with it, but I guess I am either not a good enough rider to notice any difference, or (more hopefully) adaptable enough to the bike between my legs! :D
 

mykb93

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I prefer cable (although I have never had a wire). My old track bike was a Daytona 675 and until you put the quick turn throttle, you have never ridden. With instant response it was a beast. That first 1/4 inch turn of the throttle and nothing happens on my new bike is killing me. It's like I have never ridden a bike before. Now, with that said. If you can adjust the throttle on/off points, I might be up for a challange.
 
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RiderInRed

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ok so I've recently gotten a new bike which has ride by wire. it's a track oriented motorcycle (psht, as you'd expect from me). I gotta say I'm fine with the ride by wire but I find the physical throttle rotation so much easier than my R1s and that gives it a bit of a weird feeling. I think I like the heavier rotation a bit.

That said I've gotten pretty used to it. if my R1 had a ride by wire as well, at this point I wouldn't even mind
 

R-Rated

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Aug 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
ok so I've recently gotten a new bike which has ride by wire. it's a track oriented motorcycle (psht, as you'd expect from me). I gotta say I'm fine with the ride by wire but I find the physical throttle rotation so much easier than my R1s and that gives it a bit of a weird feeling. I think I like the heavier rotation a bit.

That said I've gotten pretty used to it. if my R1 had a ride by wire as well, at this point I wouldn't even mind
Congrats on the new ride!
 
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WheelyPerd

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Noticed a very small difference between the 2, but its one of those things that is easily forgotten once riden often enough.
I love the tech ridy-by-wire brings motorcycles like modes, etc
 
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