My XBR (the same type engine as XR) needed a lot of time to heat up and get going, itīs just the nature of the beast.
On a completely different topic, I nearly got killed today.
I was casually riding to work, 120km/h on the freeway, when I hit a dead fox/raccoon/whatever.
When I saw it I could just hang on, too late to avoid it. Made a pretty big jump and only barely kept upright. There was a lot of traffic and cars would have driven me over if I had fallen.
Gonna take the smaller roads for mornings from now on. (The freeway has no lights and itīs pretty much pitch dark in the morning.)