Did you change the oil filter also? If not, your amount needed for an oil change will be less. On a level as possible surface, I stand the bike up until it will balance. The oil should come right to the top of the sight glass, after it has been allowed to all drain to the crankcase. More oil than that, and you are creating problems for your seals. Less, and you are running the engine short of it's lifeblood.
2.2 litres if the oil filter was left in place, or 2.5 litres if the oil filter was replaced. Once fresh oil has been added to the crankcase, you will need to start the engine to allow the oil to circulate through the filter and housing. Check your oil level again.
When checking oil, I like to loosen the oil filler cap and remove it before I stand the bike upright. I have a theory that the closed oil system will hold some oil in the top end of the engine. I also spit on worms when I fish.
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