My limited understanding of engine braking is a Compression Ratio and Flywheel weight. Higher compression caused more engine braking and lower flywheel weight (inertia) causes more engine braking. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the Versys would have more engine braking.
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2005 Suzuki GSXR1000 (slightly bent) - Track
2000 Honda VFR800 - Street