My 2009 SE5, (now about 17,000 km or 10600 miles), I bought in Washington, DC & rode home to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, runs too hot in my opinion! When I wear shorts, the plastic body-panels burns the insides of my knees, with only 5 bars on temperature gauge, runs mostly at 4 bars on highway!
Additionally, the digital display reads, "Brake Failure," but the brakes are working fine, but the rear-brake squeals like crazy only in reverse. Also, my bike back-fires, (when not riding on the highway) at least once per hour; the Mechanic at the dealer said, it doesn't need new plugs yet, so I asked to have timing checked; he said it was a 'major' undertaking, with facial expression/body language saying, "I don't want to get into timing today!"
Do I have reason to worry?