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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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So I bought the brutale 800 2017 model. I'm coming from a speed triple R. I've noticed around town from 1st gear the bike is not so smooth like it's pretty much impossible to go slow. And it's pretty jerky. Now I've read all the reviews and all of them say the throttle on or off position now is very smooth but honestly when in taking a slow curve on 2nd and accelerate just a bit the bike jerks up making it not stable at all. Especially if I'm riding with my girlfriend in the back. Is this because I'm still breaking the bike in? Also I've noticed in the clutch every time I switch hear I feel a slight click on the clutch handle. Is that normal?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 11:29 AM
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I came from a Street Triple R (2009) to the 16 Brutale 800 RR: there is a bit of a learning curve, for sure.
Adjusting your traction control and stay out of "sport" mode for a bit may help.
I also feathered the clutch till i was able to better judge the throttle response. Since you can rev this engine quite a bit taking turns in 1st gear is also a way to improve your familiarity.
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There are a couple of ways to calm the beast of the on/off throttle. One is to switch to NORMAL mode. Another is to go into the CUSTOM mode and set your throttle, and other, parameters.
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Had a ride on a 2017 Brutale on Tuesday, very impressed. Was thinking how well behaved it was as a matter of fact. But then I usually ride a TVL so similar in some ways. My bike has the clutch click though I haven't noticed it for a while now that I mention it. I didn't notice it on the Brutale either. Tired all modes except RAIN. Not sure how the CUSTOM mode was set-up, it did come with this selected.

Like the others above; I suggest that you try running it in NORMAL and see if that helps.

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Have just bought a 1900 mile, 2015 Brutale 800RR and I am amazed at how smooth it is at all speeds. I've had the normal 2013 onwards Brutale, the TV and the Stradale and the RR's fuelling is amazing. The reviews of the new Brutale all rave about how smooth it is. Give it time, recalibrate your right hand, get used to higher revs at low speed and you'll be right
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One thing that I've just remembered that might be worth a try is an ECU reset. My TVL seemed to be a bit indecisive at low speed town riding. This was from New and at the first service i mentioned this to the technician. It did make a difference. You'll have to get a dealer to do this for you as it needs the correct software, knowledge and connecting lead.
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Try the following in the custom setting:

Power Mode: Custom
Traction Control: 1
Gas Sensitivity: Normal
Engine Brake: Sport
Maximum Torque: Sport
Engine Response: Slow
RPM Limiter: Normal

I've got the 2015 800rr and this is the best setting for me.
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