There are reports of cold start issues. The engine starts, but stalls right away, requiring multiple tries to start and hold idle.
Before looking at anything else, try following this foolproof start procedure:
- Make sure the kill switch is in the neutral position (Better, when you stop the engine with the kill switch, train yourself to always put it back in the neutral position right away);
- Put your key in, turn the power on;
- Listen to the fuel pump building pressure in the circuit. Wait until it stops. Note that this priming will not happen if the kill switch is engaged. The manual recommend waiting until the instrument panel starts, which takes roughly the same time as the priming;
- Don’t touch the throttle;
- Tap the start button. Don’t keep it pressed until the engine fires, just give it a tap and the engine will start by itself.
If this doesn’t start the engine every time, or if the engine stalls right away, check your fuel filter for contamination and the pressure at the fuel pump (or ask your dealer to do it). Note: Filters are black when wet, white when dry: don’t assume a dark filter is a dirty one.
It appears also that the fuel quality has an impact on the self learning the bike does. If you usually run with a type of fuel and you switch to something lower or higher octane, it may trigger this multiple start issue.
If it stills acts funny, talk to your dealer.