New Versys-X Rider - Vancouver Island, Canada
Just rode my Versys-X off of the dealers lot this past Tuesday. Just hit the first 100km on the odo last night! Loving everything so far.
A bit wary about the break-in period, as the engine really seems to chug under 4k rpm in the upper gears, which doesn't feel or sound good for the motorcycle. I'm trying to vary the RPM's a lot, and let the engine do the braking, but 4k rpm in 5th and 6 gear feels so bad..
Also, that friction zone is so damn small. I feel like I'm dumping the clutch almost every time I shift, just by how sensitive that zone is.
My first order of business is to get the 500/800k break in period done as soon as possible, and then re-gear the sprocket on first dealer service. Right now, I can't make it through a turn from a stop without having to shift halfway through the turn - which is just bad practice. The gearing is much too short on the low end. After much debate, I'll either go 15/46 (one up on the front = 3.06), or 14/43 (3 down on the rear = 3.07), which gives me some longer gears. I've noticed that 3.0 or lower gives engine errors and faults to everyone who's tried them. Staying above the 3.0 seems to work - but the options are fairly limited.
Getting excited to finish the break in, throw on a few accessories (ordered the engine guards + ergo fit seat + Top case so far), and do some real riding.