The 2020 BMW S1000RR has a flat spot and needs a tune. Oh the horror! Definitely a first world problem.
While I certainly appreciate everyone's angst and desire for the bike to be perfect out of the box, no motorcycle ever is. Even my RG-500 Gamma needed a shock, aftermarket pipes, rejetting and wider wheels. It was only close to perfect out of the box. My HP4 wasn't perfect either yet all the magazines led you to believe it was. My TZ-250 needed rings every hundred miles and pistons and a crank every 200. Was the enjoyment derived racing it worth it? Yes.
I believe the new Ducati V4 needs substantial top end work after 10K miles. (it was posted on this forum somewhere) The R1s need work/ a flash (and a downshift blipper as I recall), and the newest Suzuki S1000R was restricted on top as the throttle bodies did not open all the way. I believe Brock turned it from a 180HP bike into a 200HP bike. Yes, it is a 17K bike vs a 23K bike.
My point is every bike has deficiencies and everyone has to make up their mind as to whether they want to fix them. If I had to guess, the initial release was rushed to meet whatever homologation requirements WSBK has. 2nd guess is EPA and CARB requirements in the U.S. and CA. If it's the latter, we will never see a fix in the U.S unless smash was correct here:
The data has been shown and the data does not lie. This problem exists because BMW did not properly develop their fuel maps. There are other indicators that this was a rush job as seen in the multiple stop sales since release relating to both BMW and suppliers quality control.
The issue with the US version and the 2,3 gear restrictions may well have to do with EPA and their requirements for certification which are very strict and time sensitive as I posted earlier. EPA may have required a year or more lead time before they were able to test the engine, resulting in BMW required to 'lock in' their maps well ahead of time. I have not yet seen the test date of the engine as tested by the EPA. Submitting for a retest using new maps may have already been in the works but further delays by either EPA or BMW has resulted in another stop sale. Again, this is conjecture based upon information available at this time and may prove to be correct or incorrect as time goes on.
The easy solution before new maps are released is to use a higher teeth count rear sprocket and stay out of the rpm range in question
Easy solution was here:
Personally, I enlarged @BMW_388
's dyno graph to poster size and replaced the posters of Farrah Fawcett, Brigette Bardot and Raquel Welch above my bed with it.
j.k. and making a point at the same time.
And yes I'm old. 50% of you probably asked: "Who the hell are they?"