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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, My name is Frank.
Im new to the thread, I have a 2016 Versys 1000 , silver, Love the bike, looks awesome, but can't stand the heavy engine braking when letting off the throttle. hoping to find out what can be done to reduce or eliminate it.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 11:07 PM
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to the forum, I am sure someone will come along with a answer, quite a few with the 1000 on this forum
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I have a 2016 V-1000 and don't find the engine braking to be much..But then maybe thats just me...

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Welcome!

I just picked up an '09 V 650 and the engine braking is surprisingly strong. Decelerates very quickly just rolling off throttle and down shifting. My main 2-wheeled experience is off-road, but sure don't recall the direct throttle-to-wheel connection on any street bikes I've ridden. Definitely need to be aware not to chop the throttle setting up to turn as there is no coasting in.

Hopefully some more experienced owners will see this over here and chime in. If not, definitely post in the other forums when you are promoted. I'll be following that thread closely.
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I definitely notice the heavy engine braking on my 650. It's a boon in stop-and-go NYC traffic, you just need to adjust the front forks so that they don't dip so much. I use the brakes less because it slows down so well on its own.
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actually like it, once I got used to it

True story, the engine braking is pretty extreme. I am a down shifter, engine braker by nature in cars anyway, so it was a quick adjustment for me. I did get a tag cover that lights up during deceleration from engine braking, because I use the brakes so little. I was always afraid of what was coming up behind me.....

I take a lot of twisty mountain roads and use my clutch for control way more than my brakes.

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