I wouldn't use the word hate. However, I do find the riding position ruins the relaxing scenic ride. I also find that the inline fours aren't as much fun on the street (Keeping speed limits in mind). The happy area for my ZX6R was above 8k. However, regardless of the gear, 8k RPM's put you way above the speed limit. Not to mention, that if you were cruising in 6'th, then you would have to downshift three times or so to enter some sweepers. The Versys engine is just a great street engine.