I had the 14t sprocket put on before i picked up the bike from the dealer. Not having experienced the stock gearing, I still think it's a bit sensitive when taking off in first gear. I actually counted the teeth to make sure the dealer made the switch. Must of been real bad stock. With the 14 on my monster, it pulls away with almost no throttle. I guess the bike isn't really meant to do anything below 3500 rpm or so.