Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
quick break-in question
In my opinion the "break-in" period for ALL modern, precision built, piston engines is the same. It is for the operator to learn how the engine/equipment handles in a controlled fashion.
One should consider that the "brand new" vehicle you've just taken delivery of has been run by a number of others before it is delivered to you. Some manufacturers run their bikes on chassis dyno's as a final QA step, and they are anything but gentle with them once warmed up. With cars and trucks, there may have been 10 or more different people who have driven it before you. It may have been started and run briefly anywhere from 10 to literally a hundred times before you take delivery.
The scrub-in mileage for new tires is the same thing. It is for you to get familiar with your bike's new/different handling characteristics. The tire was ready as soon as it was installed.
Don't be confused by the owners manual. It was drafted by engineers, but edited by lawyers to minimize liability.
2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.