Totally normal. My Triumphs did it and it freaked me out at first too. You want loud noises in neutral, try a dry clutch Ducati.
ah thats interesting.. I was thinking it was just clutch plates rattling (but thats usually the case with older bikes not ones fresh from the show floor)Yes, I was just commenting on this under a different thread. It's like the bike does not want to be in N. I haven't really noticed it on other bikes. It may be the ECU feeds a different fuel/air mixture when the bike is in N...leaner to keep the plugs from fouling.
I think I've noticed that GoPros seem to pick up that noise a little bit on a few YouTube R3 ride videos.You guys were not kidding. My Suzuki does the same noise. but not very loud. When I heard the R3 today when I picked it up brand new. I was surprised how loud it was. I would say at least twice as loud as my Suzuki. I feel almost as if I can feel it a bit through the bike too. Sounds to me like like it coming from the right side of the bike. I don't like it, but I guess I have to live with it....
Just got my bike back from the dealership after having its first service at 1000 km/s and they checked out the rattle. Dealership said they couldn't find anything, but the noise is gone. Can still hear clutch noise in neutral, but not loud to the point where the bike was almost shaking and no noise while under load. A nice silent ride home. The service may have fixed it by them tightening something, different oil, or perhaps when pulling the clutch cover off it may have sealed or tightened better. The bike even seemed more responsive at the throttle so perhaps the clutch may have not been sitting properly..who knows.My R3 does the same thing, very loud clutch noise for a new bike. However now I get the loud rattle whilst riding. I did some filming and you can hear the rattle over, the engine and TBR exhaust. Its going in for a warranty repair next week for it. So will let you know how it goes.
They were doing a warranty inspection while I had it with them for service so when they tell you they did, then they usually do, they had it for an extra hour to find what could have been causing it, it was an exceptionally loud rattle, only going away when pulling the clutch, rode the demo R3's and they were silent compared to it. They said they didn't see anything out of the ordinary and said to leave it as is, until it got worse and something came noticeable as to what was causing it. So I was lucky that it had gone after them looking through the bike.Don't mean to be Donnie Downer, but I seriously doubt they pulled your clutch cover off to inspect the noise. They [may] have put a higher quality oil in it, which could quell the chattering or vibrating plates, but even that is a dubious query. If it truly sounz better now after the service, jus write it off to new engine break-in.