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I received my 899 last week and took it out for some riding. I decided to start riding it light so I choose the Wet. After a few days I moved to Sport. Now, I thoughts that moving from Wet to Sport will give me more speed for the same RPM. It did not. Was I wrong to think that more HP will translate to more speed riding AT&T he same RPM.
 

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My Diavel has three riding modes. I don't notice much difference until I start to hit it hard. I couldn't tell you what modes it's in just riding around if I didn't know. You really start to notice the difference once you hit about 85 mph and it pulls like a mother all the way to redline.
 

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I received my 899 last week and took it out for some riding. I decided to start riding it light so I choose the Wet. After a few days I moved to Sport. Now, I thoughts that moving from Wet to Sport will give me more speed for the same RPM. It did not. Was I wrong to think that more HP will translate to more speed riding AT&T he same RPM.
if its anything like suzuki it just modulate throttle. When you pull it back all the way it doesent go anywhere
 

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I tried both on my test ride the other day and felt a slight difference, but that may be the reduction in traffic and better roads when I switched to sport. I think a lot of the change as stated is down to how it puts the power down in wet mode and the increases in traction control and ABS setting.

Cant wait for mine to arrive so can check it out more in each mode....
 

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Thanks guys for the answers. I went back to the dealer and posted him the same question. He pretty much told me that I will feel the difference between the driving mods once I accelerate hard. I am not sure if this is the correct answer but once I am done with breaking the bike I will try it.
 

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I thought the wet mode just made the throttle very soft and delayed
It does. The throttle will be more responsive in the higher setting.
 
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