Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
Yea as mike says try a different level of sport mode, or use just drive mode, mine in “standard drive mode’ will have me in 6th @ 35mph.
“Standard drive mode” is really useless to me no matter what version gravel, urban, tour, user. It spends like 3 seconds in each gear and goes to the next, so by 35mph I’m in 6th. But put it in sport and at 35mph mine likes 3rd and will NOT let me even shift up to 4th. Pretty much there is no discernible difference in the shift patterns in standard D mode the only difference is in the power, engine brake, torque.
Sport mode is different and dose have a different shift “pattern” each of the 3 levels have different rpm’s at which they switch gears but there too that doesn’t change in the different drive modes like grave, urban, tour. The only change again is the levels of P, EB, TC. It’s all kinda screwy, one would think, OK I’m in the city I should use “urban” and it will stay in gears a bit longer and in lower gears since in not going to be going fast more stop and go driving but nope it shits just the same as touring or gravel or user but the P, EB, TC changes and the bike feels a bit different because of the power to the wheel and the downshifting. So what we end up with is “sport mode” is actually more of a urban setting and “standard” drive is more of a tour setting (faster open roads lest shifting) and gravel is well gravel, less wheel slip all around (actually great for rain on tarmac). So sport for city driving (I’m sure you’ll like one of the 3 levels) and standard for open roads/expressways. I will add that standard drive will give great fuel economy, but personally I can’t stand it in most all of my normal driving situations, i feel it short shifts and selects way to high of a gear for the speed I’m going. The other modes like gravel, urban, tour are ‘just the decoration’s on the icing as it were” helpful in their own way but not really a big deal, with the exception being grave mode -that can and will help any inexperienced driver off road (and as mentioned before in rain).
ďIf necessity is the mother of inventions, then laziness is the baby daddy.Ē A.A.
Last edited by AT-Dragon; 06-10-2019 at 06:38 AM.