I did look in an owner's manual and was surprised that Honda offered little useful explanation of the 3 sport modes.In all seriousness melensdad, what increases the fun level? Does the shift point change to a higher RPM as you go up the S-levels? Which Sport mode is best for normal downhill twisties riding to avoid dragging the brakes the whole time?
Sorry for the lack of reply, I was driving home from Pennsylvania yesterday.So I took the bike on a ride today: San Jose to Alice's, then down 84 to Highway 1, on to Santa Cruz, and up 17 back to San Jose. S1 worked great when I wanted the bike to hold higher RPM both accelerating and decellerating, so I didn't even bother to try S2 or S3.
It would still be nice to know what I should expect if I try S2 and S3.
Sounds like S1 it is then. Perhaps S3 on some steep descents for more engine braking?Sorry for the lack of reply, I was driving home from Pennsylvania yesterday.
I've driven those roads as my daughter lived in San Jose while she was at Cisco, sadly never ridden those roads on the bike. You seem to have found your answer. S2 just holds the gears a bit longer than S1 but to my mind S3 is something that would be reserved for really aggressive riding when you know you have the road to yourself and lots of twisties and you really want to push the bike. I find D fine for puttering about. S1 is my choice enjoying a ride with some twists and turns and hilly terrain.