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Taking it slow the many miles?

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New member from Norway. Ordered the black edition couple of weeks ago and will pick it up when snow leaves. The price here is 6500USD (MSX). Guess that's the reason why it didn't get as popular here as first expected.

Quick question:
I've heard the right thing to do when getting a new bike is to drive it on low throttle the first xxx miles to get the engine to settle.. Did you do this, or is it just something people say but doesn't follow? I've also ordered the Tyga Slip On exhaust. Should I wait some miles before mount it? I am stoked about the bike and have been following the forum some months already. Would like the bike to get as good treatment as possible.

I'm not totally useless. I can be used as a bad example!

Go honda black!'
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This is from the owner's manual:
During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, follow these guidelines to ensure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance.
● Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
● Avoid hard braking.
● Ride conservatively

Keep in mind the bikes are dynoed at the factory so the piston rings should have already seated a bit. Mine had 3 miles on it when I took delivery.
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