Typically the owners manual will give you a method to break in the motorcycle, I would just follow that. A lot of people have their own methods, some just don't follow one at all though and go hooning as soon as they get it lol
While that used to be true back in the day, that's bad advice for modern engines. You're much more likely to prevent a good run-in (and perhaps even damage the engine) by lugging it in the lower rpms. Smoothly running the engine through the entire rpm range, from idle up to near redline, is key. And not keeping it in any rpm range for long. So no droning down the freeway, at least initially.Some people say you shouldn't enter the higher rpms at all and keep it real low until your first service... there's no way I can do that lol.
Yep, I try to think of it like kneading a loaf of bread. You want to work it, and mix all the ingredients thoroughly.So shift gears as much as I can and give it the occasional rev? At least it'll give me plenty of practice rowing through the gears.
It's there, on page 51. And matches what I was told to do by my dealer on my last two BMWs.The riders manual is now available for download at BMW's website. Pretty much only the basics are listed, and maintenance schedules, but there are no specific "break-in" procedures listed.