The throttle is very jerky on the 919 at low speeds (small throttle opening in lower gears). You can smooth it out with a power commander and a new fuel map. To me it sounds normal.
The gasoline smell is also normal, the 919 comes from the factory very rich. All my jackets smell like a gas can.
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-2005 CBR 600 F4i
-2001 RC51 ** SOLD
-2002 VFR 800**SOLD
-2002 919 **SOLD
-2006 599 ** WRECKED