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A nice balanced explanation of acceleration sense. For me acceleration sense = smoothness/finesse. It is amazing how many people do not get the difference between slowing using the gears and slowing in the gear you are already in. It was good you mentioned people who take it to extreme and perpetuate the myth that advanced drivers/riders don't brake. (BMW flat twin riders take note!) One word of caution, acceleration sense is heavily dependant on being in a responsive gear. Many try to rush up the box and drive in too high a gear. Some modern cars however go into a sort of glide mode when the accelerator is lifted (either by mechanical means or electronic timing adjustments), leading to next to no retardation. Some electric cars allow you to adjust this by increasing the regen effect and this will give better slowing for better acceleration sense driving.
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GTR1400MAN wrote:acceleration sense is heavily dependant on being in a responsive gear
Bugs me how many don't get it, and don't even know what it means.
GTR1400MAN wrote:Some modern cars however go into a sort of glide mode when the accelerator is lifted
Commonly, small turbo-charged petrol engines but applies to some larger as well.
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