Re: Can You Turn A 1000 Into A 600?
The mode selector is for track/road conditions and weather. It was never intended to be a nanny for new, inexperienced riders and as you mention, it has to be re-set for b/c mode every time the bike is started. This whole a 1000 is a 100/750/600 crap has been going since it was introduced, in 2008 on the 600/750's and earlier for the 1000's and has been used as an excuse to start on an RR and new riders asking if the S-DMS doesn't make it OK to start on an RR bike. As has been mentioned, HP/torque is just one of several factors not to start on a RR bike. The bikes even come with a tag hanger on the bike that says "this bike is for experienced riders."