no chassis brace. i am pretty sure that the frame is rigid longitudinally. not torsionally, but i don't really feel the flex when i turn onto the return road.
nd4, you think YOU'RE impressed ?! ya shoulda been there ! a 2nd gear wheelie was the LAST thing i was expecting. i'm confident that for a second or two, i was making around 200 hp. to be able to loft the front wheel through around 80 mph on a bike with an 8" stretch and approx. 3" lowered ?!
The Tinman rides the quarter like a dream. VERY composed, eminently launchable. I don't even notice the hardtail. i'm contemplating a steering stabilizer, but not out of perceived necessity. only because a site had an article about putting a used GSXR stabilizer on a 919 for about $75.