I was wondering if anyone could help me, I'm not sure whether I've got a bike problem or its the way I ride it or whether it's not a problem at all, but the symptons are rather hard to describe. This morning after I'd ridden about forty kilometres I'd stopped at a shop, dashed inside to buy something and came straight out again. I went through bike preps and started the bike. Bike was in neutral and ticking over about 1500rpm (what the manual says is correct). I pulled in the clutch and put the bike in first (definitely first, as I put the gear level 1 click down and the neutral light extinguished, and this is definitely not a race pattern gearbox, so I didn't accidentally put it into second) I let the clutch out gently as I felt it take up and wound the throttle back to increase the revs of the engine (about the same amount as I normally do for a nice controlled take-off). The bike started to move and was sort of bouncing funny (that's all I can do to describe it). It was almost as though I was trying to take-off in thrid gear. I think I had plenty of revs, as I said about the same amout as I would normally have for a take-off. The clutch was not just let straight out, it was gradually released in a controlled manner. Anyone suggest anything?