Speaking of that, I figured that when I pick it up at the dealership I would put it in "tour mode", in hopes that it wouldn't have an abrupt throttle response.
That's a great idea too.
You want to be as comfortable, confident, and have good control 'til ya get yer riding wings back. (Then you can cut loose.)
Dunno 'bout Clover gear, all I know is properly fitting gear is the best.