I figured that was what Yamaha was doing with this being all electronic it would make no sense to just adjust the throttle rotation. They can tweak the program while still keeping it within emissions.
Yep, me too. The most comments to the effect that it was 'merely' the old, 1/4 inch reduced cable Jedi Mind trick, was posted by those wishing to diminish the bike, and any new approach or benefit seen by moving to it.
You just had to ride the bike between the two Modes to know that. It's also my personal feelings that some of those demo day rides posted to YouTube, had comments by the rider, that did not reflect the actual ride experience for them. Their comments on voice, or below in their own feedback, were rather disingenuous.
1. The performance and 'sportiness' of this V-Twin...available pull of the engine, for fast overtaking of other vehicles, or merging onto highways et all.
2. Over exaggerated combustion heat effects upon the rider, and/or riding position. I have ridden the bike with my wife in temps now over 100 degrees, and even then, at no time did we feel we had to come off of the bike, or did we suffer physical damage to our bodies.
I have re-visited the vids many times...and more and more, I 'hear' that the comments were more a justification for the demo rider to walk away from the bike....'with no intention of buying it....' and that supports their head space to stay with their current ride, and what would have been a bruise to their pocket book. That's my take, now that I have thousands of miles experience in the saddle of my own 2018 SVTC. I just re-watch those vids...and think sadly, what a disservice they actually are to the viewer. How many SVTC's were not put into the hands of viewers that truly would have loved every aspect of one, but ONLY for having watched some of those vid bloogers's vid output. Sad...truly sad. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG]