If it were a I4 ... I would agree completely ... as a twin ... I think it does very well ...Not sure why Kawasaki decided to make the top end peeder out so much. It is amazing really I have owned several bikes most of witch could easily obtain 200km.hr. The bike is a 650 should easily have a great top end.
THe old saying ther is no substitute for cubic inches makes me wonder the V has more torque than the ZX-6r but less horsepower. Well where can you go legally over 80 mph anyway short of speed to pass at 80 what will 198 mph get you 118 mph closer to the grave. I know I am contradicting my self "BEAR" with a earlier post but I love my V. FASTER FASTER TILL THE THRILL OF SPEED OVER COMES THE FEAR OF DEATH!!
I've dabbled with it off road ... It is not a dirt bike ... with that being said ... It surprised me how capable it is ... I regularly take it on unimproved dirt and gravel roads ( or should I say ... my girl friend ) ... it does as well ... or ... better that my Vstrom 1000 ...Has anyone taken the v off road?
I have. Nothing serious, but nothing I'd take a sport bike on. I've crossed a small creek that had some decent sized rocks in it, I rolled right over the rocks with some strategic throttle application. I've been on hundreds of miles of dirt and gravel roads and several fields. I took a dirt road up a gnarly hill that had deep ruts and rocks that had my pucker factor going pretty good. It's done great so far. I had to soften the shock up a tad. The stock tires seem great to me. I've never had any incidents caused by the tires, even when riding in the rain on gravel.Has anyone taken the v off road?