It was amazing!! I can't compare it to my R6 since it's been like a year since I rode BUT this...this thing is a BEAST!!
Believe it or not, I forgot the bike even had modes. I had such a blast in 'Rain' mode that I thought THIS was the bike's full potential. When I got home & a midst a passionate hug between us, I realized that I was in 'Rain' mode the entire time. I felt so happy because I haven't even ridden it in 'Race' or 'Sport' mode, can't wait!!
It was truly something else. German engineering, right?
I kept hitting the rev limiter but that was a good thing since it was keeping me in check. Sadly, I did stall once but it wasn't entirely my fault. 2 factors: it was after an arm day so my forearms were already toasted & I had soooooo much trouble finding neutral, it was to the point that I had to just hold the clutch in 1st at traffic lights.
A few thoughts:
-Like I mentioned above, NEUTRAL was IMPOSSIBLE to find. I wear Alpinestars SMX-6 boots which do make it difficult to find neutral sometimes + I haven't used them since I last rode(around 1 year) so I had to get used to the clunky big boots but I felt that I was comfortable with the boots in like the first 10 minutes of riding. I believe I read on here that finding neutral gets easier since the bike needs to 'break-in' because it's brand new. All in all, neutral hates me & I hope our relationship gets better as time passes cause I love her..I need her. Any suggestions?
-Since I couldn't find neutral, I was using the clutch during stops & let me tell you, it's a hard pull. Regarding this, I also read on here that it'll loosen up as I put more miles on her so not that worried about it. Although, I am going to swap out the levers since I'm used to using 2 fingers to operate the levers & also used to shorty levers(ASV) like on my beloved R6. I love the ASV levers like crazy because of their amazing performance on my R6 BUT not many people on here share the same thoughts regarding ASV.. I'm most likely going to go with ASV on the S1000RR with a slight chance of maybe getting the HP levers. Any suggestions or thoughts?
-So the quickshifting is amazing!!! Just flying through the gears. Full throttle with one hand & using the other hand, that I usually use to shift with, to flex on everyone I pass
+ add in the auto-blipping & it's like having a threesome with hot twins, one with a killer balcony & the other with a killer backyard
BUT BUT, I did notice that upshifting from 1st to 2nd gear was a little jerky but again, I'm gonna say that the bike needs to 'break-in' still so that's why things are so stiff, right......right?
Below is one picture, yes....just one picture because that's all I could take...because I wanted to just get back on it &&&&&&& RIDEEEEE!