Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Ireland
Bren Tuning, Engine Modes and safety
I have just woke up to the problems (perceived problems ?) with the 2018 throttle response and the cure which seems to be getting the engine re-mapped so I would like to share the following with you, the photos are of John's bike, he only had it a month or so and having moved from a Honda Varadero, so he was all "New Fangled" with the gadgets.
1. In 2016 we went to Scotland and John ended up in a ditch, the bike was a write off, John was unhurt and got a GS as his next bike.
2. He lost control and had a slide, he even has a video of it.
3. I had just passed the puddles/mud 30 seconds ahead of him on a 2015 K16, due to the conditions of the road I had my bike in "Rain Mode".
4. When I looked at John's bike he had it set to "Dynamic Mode"
I never told him (and I don't think he is a member of this forum) but I think having the bike in "Dynamic Mode" contributed to the accident. He essentially switched off traction control, downgraded the ABS and put his throttle on "High Sensitivity".
I like the engine modes, when its raining or the road is poor, I use "Rain Mode".
I also know that there is a close relationship between the engine modes and the safety features of the bike (I know this because the manual tells me so).
I pass this tale on to those who are considering getting their bike "Tuned".
Last edited by DavidMcK; 05-29-2019 at 09:30 AM.