Jody Im sure this is a factory fault as Its sounds like all Tuono owners have same problems.
Sometimes it troubles me when I riding along minding my own bussiness being a good boy at the speed limit 100kph ( 63mph )
and I know that if I so wished that I could down shift to second yank the throttle and the wheel will imediatly lift off the ground and it does the same at about 140 in third , very disturbing
Ive never seen more than 8000rpm in first after that the bike would flip over
Am jelous of you trip to come I expectind to do similair in a few year you must Love rideing the Tuona as I would have thought as you said the 990 would be the softer option
Regards 990 adventure Im thinking I may add one to my stable for my mellow days though im still unsure about the sharp fueling and may go to the carbed 950 also my mate has a 950 and he swear by its good handling is it close to the Tuono or is he bragging,
My DR800 may need retiring soon