2021 Multistrada V4S Radar & Travel Pack
Cheers loony888,Thanks for the feedback everyone, appreciate it.
Looks like i'm going to go 15/42 with a new chain and sprocket kit....
I'm going to 525, I get why it's 530 std but i'm not hard on my gear and i don't load it like charlie and ewen....
My previous bike, a KTM 1290SDGT had a DID 525 chain OEM - it was still in great condition after 34k kms and had I kept that rocket of a bike, that chain would have made >50k kms easily as it had only been adjusted twice in those 34k kms. The V4MS also has a 525 chain, and similar hp (but more weight) to the SDGT, but I'm about to adjust it for the second time within the first 15k kms (but it is a long chain so maybe that's magnifying normal break in wear).
The latest 525's are probably equal or better than the old 530 spec as they have less rotating mass for the same strength.