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If you're still in warranty it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have a talk with the dealership.
Okay, i'm going to get flamed for this, but I feel I need to say something.
Perhaps it's just me. Perhaps it's just my R3. I don't really know at this point.
I have owned and ridden many motorcycles over the years.
Dirtbikes, motocross bikes, quads, and street bikes.
Sadly... my R3 has the WORST shifting transmission I have ever felt in my life.
It's just total junk. It hangs up between gears, false-neutrals, vague inconsistent feedback. Every once in awhile... it snicks right in. But that's about 50% of the time. 50/50 is not a good ratio.
I thought it might be me. I thought it might need to break-in a little bit.
So I gave it time. 1,200 miles.
If I baby it.... it works better. Shift it slowly, at lower rpm's. It does okay.
I did not buy the R3 to baby it. LoL
Everytime I shift it, I wonder if it's going to actually shift or not.
It's all I think about when I ride it. Which is stupid. I shouldn't be thinking about the transmission at all.
SO.... i'm probably going to sell it. Hopefully. If I can find someone who wants it.
If I had known the transmission was such a piece of crap, I never would have bought this thing.
I feel sad about it. But what can I do?
Mine is still brand new with under 150 miles on it but I consider mine to be very smooth and easy to use. I've had no misses or hangups and comparing it to other bikes I've been on, this is by far one of the easiest I've changed gears on.
Again, it's still new but so far, I like mine. Hopefully, it doesn't degrade over time.