I don't know about Kawasaki, but KTM do two full power, too the redline dyno pulls before the bike leaves the factory. But they still recommended the same break in as Kawi. The motoman way makes perfect sense to me, and is what I have done with my new machine. Lots of accelerating to 2/3rpm followed by throttle chop and coast. The coasting is to create a vacuum which helps pull the rings against the cylinder wall, and by 200km you could feel that the motor had broken in significantly. KTM uses a break in oil, so I did not change it early.
A babying run in will always ensure there is a coating of oil between the rings and cylinder wall, virtually guaranteeing that the rings will never fully seat as the hone marks will round off as opposed to wear down, leaving micro droves on the cylinder walls.
**X2 on water making the bike smell. It always smelled when driving in the rain.
2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**
2011 KTM SM-T. Crash bars, E55 Top Box, Fender extender front and rear.
Last edited by Red Herring; 04-30-2011 at 03:31 PM.