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post #66 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nickname89 View Post
Do you still get surges in low-mid rpm in 1st? I still get those, and I feel like I've put on enough miles. I've done nothing but plug it in and let it do its thing.
I would say anything above 4k is smoothed-out.
I'll report back for low rpm in 1rst however, if you're riding in town, why not just use Sport or even Wet mode?
Relative to a four cylinder, a big twin like the 959 would be jerky using an aggressive throttle response such as Race mode.
There's really no reason to be in Race mode in that context at such low rpm anyways.
Moreover, the other modes are much more comfortable.
Furthermore, you can change the modes on-the-fly, unlike the R1 I demo'd last year.

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