I'm sure I'll get some heat here but oh well. I'm not some maverick trying to get myself killed. I bought my dream bike (obviously, you know which one) in December and I've been taking professional courses (Total Control by Lee Parks, IRC, ARC- Level 1 & 2) and Supermoto. I've also been practicing practically every night after work and four hours Fridays and Saturday. Starting with the basic parking lot maneuvers. At first, I couldn't even do a thirty foot U-Turn but now, I can do a 16 1/5 foot U-turn (from one parking spot to another). Subsequently graduated to higher speed and eventually even knee dragging. Although I would never ever do it on the public streets, there is an advantage to leaning that far. You'll notice in the video that I'm not scraping my pegs. At the advance levels they teach high speed cornering techniques and the emphasis is how NOT to scrape the pegs. Although, in parking lots, it's still fun to do:)
Obviously, the M109 is not built for this and if I wanted to knee drag, I would get a sport bike. Problem is I LOVE the M109 and I can't even fit on a crotch rocket, unless it's a busa and I don't think anyone should ride liter bikes; certainly not me. I think the M109R the most beautiful machine ever built.
So, I spoke to Lee Parks himself and he showed me that everything you can do on one bike, you can pretty much do on another. I didn't believe it until, he knee dragged the M109 after about five minutes of feeling it out. Now, I can do at will as well.
I'm not into upgrading anything on my bike, I think it's perfect as it is so this is a complete OEM bike. Stock everything. Hopefully, I won't get creamed on here and hopefully, somebody will take a course of two as if it's one thing I've learned is that the more you can handle the bike, the more relaxed you'll be and you know the rest...
Here's the video of knee dragging. I can post the 16 foot U-turn too if there's any interest.