I recently bought my dream bike from Sunrise Cycles in Norfolk, VA. The beastly M109R. I've wanted this bike for years and finally came across a beautiful black 2008. I realized after riding for a little while that the clutch is extremely stiff. I rode my M50 to compare the feeling of the clutch, and even went around to a couple dealerships that had preowned M109R's to compare their clutches to my own. I brought up my concerns with the dealership and they told me that it was because the bike was a beast and it was how they were built. I even asked them why their other model's clutch didn't feel like this and they went around giving me an actual answer. The cable is an aftermarket cable, more than likely replaced after one broke. The bike has 23,000 miles on it. It runs beautifully other than the clutch issue, and also the well known issue of shifting from 1st to 2nd. Please advise me on what could be the cause of this so that I can put my mind at ease and enjoy this "fat girl" the way she deserves. Thank you.