CF die casting is used again in the new swingarm, making possible a lighter arm that's also stiffer. CF simply allows placement of more material where it's needed, less where it isn't. Sections of the swingarm are as thin as 2.5 millimeters. For greater traction and feel, the new arm is 10mm longer than before, and the offset between the countershaft axis and swingarm pivot axis has been reduced from 96 to 86mm. While wheelbase remains a quick-turning 1380mm, fork offset has been reduced 5mm, to 35mm, for lighter-feeling, more communicative steering. Functional and stylistic design aspects were considered in unison. That means the new frame looks as radical, and beautiful, as it feels.