Just got a leftover 2016 Green 1000, upgraded from my vstrom 650. This thing has power! I have also found myself going faster than I should in town, it wants to run. Have only gone above 4k rpm a couple of times, only have 250 miles on it at this time.
I love the handling over the vstrom and being a heavier bike it does not seem it when riding. Not having a gear indicator seems to be messing with me a little, my klr didn't have one and I was always trying change gears and found I was already in 6th. This bike is the same way, the vstrom had a gear indicator, it must be a mental thing though and once it is not limited by the break in period it shouldn't be a problem.
I do have some issues and it may be just because its a new bike to me and the sounds are different:
1. Seems to have a little surging in the 3 to 4 k range in different gears. I have tried to hold the bar weight and throttle keeping my rpm as steady as possible and still does it, no jumps in rpm, my vstrom would do that if the chain was not adjusted correctly. The chain on this seems to be fine.
2. Also there is some buzzing noises coming from the front end area. I did find several lose fasteners on the plastics and the fuel tank retention by the forks. tightening them up and it did reduced the sound by quite a bit. However I can still hear it when the throttle is applied. Maybe some loose wire bundles rubbing and making the noise?
3. Shifting issues: when going into first from neutral it makes quite the clunk. Also it has happened a couple of times that I think i have shifted and released the clutch and then it goes into gear.
I know i need to get use to the bike and just may be over sensitive to everything as it is new and more powerful than I am used to.
I still love it though!!!!