I think it does have a knock sensor too, but am not sure. The lugging is an I/O problem, Ignorant / Operator. Still trying to train that dumb ass who sits in my saddle
What my point is is that for some very smart people, it is part of the MC experience to get down into the minutia of tuning maps. Motorcycling is way more than putting in gas, hitting the starter and droning down the road. You can, though, compensate for a whole bunch of flaws by adapting your skills to the bike. For a lot of us real old geezers, we remember when that was almost the only option you had.