I'm sure it's the same on the tour/dct model, but man that sport mode is like adding a fuel tuner on a Hog. I was buzzing thru town on it and what a response. Probably eats some gas, but it's worth the fun factor...
I was playing around with Sport mode on the way home from work yesterday. Almost launched myself into the car in front of me. Sport Mode is definitely NOT a good idea in stop and go traffic!First time I used sport mode on my DCT I nearly ran through my front yard! Wasn’t expecting that touchy and torquey throttle! Sport mode is hoot on the DCT!
Might not be fast, but it has loads of torque. Yes, the front will definitely lift off the ground in sports mode, I accidentally did it one time from a stop light. Don't underestimate this bike.No..this is a heavy under powered touring machine..not a sportbike...it amazes me that some think this bike is a fast motorcycle.
According to the owner's manual, you do not have to stop to change modes, just close the throttle. That is what I do. It is almost instantaneous.Most times when I ride I come home on a back road where there is a half mile with no driveways or entrances.
2. Place in Sport.
3. Push back against backrest.
4. Hold onto bars firmly.
5. Twist throttle.
6. Laugh like a little girl.