...No, I haven't invented a new cocktail and this is completely unrelated to last week's bout of food poisoning. However, occasionally under very hard throttle, just as I'm topping out in the revs in second and third gear, the Hornet seems to generate an extraordinary amount of heat from the underseat exhausts. This only seems to happen every now and then, and it's only ever occurred on a particular on-ramp to the bolte in a looooong, banked-over left-hander that I have a bit of fun with on my way home from work. It feels as if the arse of the bike is on fire. Cheng was on the back once as it happened and she nearly crapped herself, thinking the back of her jacket had caught on fire or something. At the same time I can't find any evidence of melting, scorching or other heat/flame inflicted issues around the back end afterwards. The exhausts do usually get hot-ish, but this is so intense that you can very clearly feel the radiant heat on your back and legs, even screaming down the highway after the turn at 140+ kph, which is the usual exit speed. Anyone have any ideas on what might be happening?