Stability was exceptional at the fastest point on the track, an indicated 170 mph in fifth gear on approach to Dry Sack. Slowing for this tight hairpin, regarded as the second hardest braking zone in the World Superbike series, truly is a test of courage when going for a time. I was happy to find a modest two-finger squeeze at the lever delivered all the braking force my senses could process. With auto-blip downshifts, slipper clutch, adjustable engine-braking, and superb front-end support and feel, I found every lap a realization that I could have gone deeper still. I experienced a similar sensation when trail-braking at corner entry. While I just can’t bring myself to explore the implied potential of cornering ABS, there felt to be plenty of grip in reserve the times I carried “light” braking while nearing the apex.