Firm, finely calibrated Showa suspension resists braking and acceleration-induced weight transfer so well that at the racetrack you'll soon find yourself riding this big bike much harder than its engineers ever intended. It's not until you have to stop or turn this big boy that you get a reality check. The VFR1200F has many attributes, but cornering clearance is not one. It buries the pegs early and often, making Sugo's tighter turns real eye-openers. OEM Dunlop Roadsmart tires, good for approximately three laps before they turn to goo, didn't help matters much. To be fair, however, we were riding a fast, heavy bike in racing conditions, far beyond its intended usage.