Yes, at first seemed a bit odd to me too. But I guess it figures, bc the SFV2 runs significantly hotter than the SS, and perhaps that’s the main reason the oil expands more from cold to hot. And the manual is indicating to check hot to ensure its not overfilled. Especially in light of the fact of the higher reving character of the V2 motor that might do more damage from overfill at high revs.Interestingly the manual says to measure the level whilst hot or at least it does in the Panigale manual....it was a first for me anyway.
The fact that the SFV2 runs hotter is in itself interesting bc the compression ratios are about the same as the SS motor. Maybe a shorter stroke runs hotter (even when at the same rev)?
FYI, for our Community Members without V2 motorcycles who are curious, on the SS, I noticed approx 2-3 mm difference cold to hot, while on the SFV2 approx a 5 mm difference.