@Rider7 it's a wise idea to keep your bike in Eco mode while you adjust to the bike's quirks (or lack thereof) in the first month you ride it. Also this is a good time to break in the new tires, and especially check belt tension with a gauge every few rides (it has a tendancy to swell and become over-tight the first 3k miles). Eco or Sport modes are identical in regards to initial and ongoing maintenance.
Thanks for the tips. I am sure I'll be watching out for wheelspin like on my ZRX-1200R I just sold. That beast spun second gear dry asphalt out of turns. It was lovey, but my gosh, how much steel do I have to through around a turn to have found?
My second bike is a Suzuki GS-500, and it comes close to motocross fun with that light weight when you rev it. You can throw it with the tail hanging out like a dirt bike. It weighs 375.
So the DSR at 419 will be just a bit more inertia ish...
I cannot wait to call the power bomb DSR mine in a week or so.
But I will also break it in like you suggested since this is the first brand new vehicle ever in my life and why stress it out without beaking it in.
I'll have this bike for 5 years at least if not longer.
I test rode all of the bikes at the AF-1 Racing dealership in Austin and was surprised that I only once wanted to phantom shift. But I am sure I'll be clutching and shifting accidentally as soon as I ride it every day.
Thanks for the belt tip. Yes, I was planning on getting the belt tension gauge.
I am a bike mechanic and think I have a good feel for things, but then again, the gauge takes any doubt out of the equation.
I am so looking forward to not changing oil, adjusting valves, synching carbs, let alone rebuilding them.
Gosh, I am so over these stinky gas guzzlers.
Thanks for your input Shadow.