That noise is the bike talkin' smack about your riding style.
Seriously though, thats normal. My Tiger 1050 does the same thing. About the temp guage. You know, its the little things like that. That add up to increase the msrp. Also, it would be nice to have a button to turn the ABS off. But then they would have to redesign the hardware and that again will increase the MSRP. It would be nice to have it. Obviously the engineers did a simple work around to keep with in the budget.