Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sparta, NJ and Port St. Lucie, FL
Improving throttle response
Been riding BMW K bikes for about 20 years, first the K12 bricks and then the new K16's. One thing that that drives me nuts is the difference in throttle response old technology to new. These days I have a 2018 K16B and a 2003 K12RS. Going from one to the other I feel a significant response difference, even when I drive the new one in "dynamic" mode. The new one is just not as "crisp" meaning that you need to crank it considerably more to get the same increment in engine output.. To me, this seems sloppy. Passing a truck on the highway with the old K took just a slight throttle movement, with the K16B it could be half a turn!
I know we all can get adapted to pretty much anything, and we do so I guess this falls under the heading of a "pet peeve". Any idea if the BMW software updates folks are talking about address throttle response?
Sparta, NJ and Port St. Lucie FL