Put the first 500km on the new Bandit, and although the first service is suggested at 1000km, I decided to change the oil.
The oil was very murky, and when I put my fingers in it not only was it gritty, but I could actually feel sharp little metal shards.
I wonder if I had waited until the first suggested service if all those little shards in the oil would have damaged anything.
I had read that most motorcycle engines are not perfectly machined and the oil should be changed often in the first couple of thousand km. Now I'm glad I heeded that advice.