I did put it in the sport mode. I also had put it on a road mode because it had just rained outside. If they somehow limited the bike I would hope that they would at least say something because it would turn people away? but like I said I was really surprised I was expecting to feel more power out of that bike. I know bike manufacturers like to lie about their power ratings. I really feel that both Honda and Yamaha underrate their bikes if anything. But it's funny, Sierra; I thought of you when I got back on my bike. Because you are really liking the tenere. You have a lot of experience, have had a lot of various bikes. I said to myself, "yep Ciara was definitely right."That is a weird place for a battery. Dielectric grease will be your friend. I think the bike being lower allowed for the easier "push back". My seat is in the low position, but I can only get both toes, or one foot to touch the ground. If I'm gonna roll the bike any distance, I get off to push it.
As far as the power issue. Is it possible that it's been electronically limited for test rides? My neighbor has a Hellcat, and apparently the horsepower can be adjusted/limited for specific drivers. Separately from the red & black keys.