Here is my little list of observations from old / new firmware
Total mileage 1020ish
Mileage with old firmware - 920
Mileage with new firmware - 100
I dont use it as my Vectrix is on a timer switch which starts at midnight and shuts off at 7am. However if I am doing a charge straight after riding (sometimes I run it down in the morning and need to charge for afternoon) - I do use the right brake 30minute default if its been ridden hard to give it a cooldown. Outside temp is not high enough to be a problem anyway at the moment.
Before the firmware update, I had run it down to 0, with 1 bar on the bike, and then chickened out. There was no battery light at this point, and there was no real loss in power. Now after the firmware update, when it gets down to around 4-5 bars, and with about 5 miles or so left, it still does 60ish but wont accelerate hard to get there - I guess this is in to stop unexpected range drop from people going from sedate ride to hard ride. The range gage is more accurate now, when it has 3 miles or so to go, the red battery light comes on and the bike slowly gets worse on top speed and accelaration until its in limp mode (around 25-30mph tops)
For the first two full charges after the update, the performance was rubbish, it was almost like if it was a petrol engine, one of the cylinders were not firing kind of feel. I was warned about this, I am guessing it was the system firguring out what my actual battery life and things were.
Longer. I ran it down to 2 bars this morning, put it on charge at 12 and it was still charging at 5pm (just going to EC as I walked in). It used to take around 4 hours but I have known it to take 5-6 hours before anyway. Have not witnessed the initial and every 8 hoours of riding longer equilisation charge as that was done overnight - not sure what the display would show or what the bike actually does in this state
These are the things I have noticed - any more?