Originally Posted by FoothillRyder
All very interesting; but...
a) How does this relate to the original question?
b) What is the point of having WAY more power than you can actually use on the street? (unless, of course, you do your riding on a track)
As some have already commented, it is a very open question from the op and thus can be very subjective to compare apples and oranges.
I was merely showing real world torque graphs on some other nakid bikes for discussion. I never did dyno my Speedy, but as others have commented and shown the torque curve is as flat as a pre teen.
I have my opinions on which bikes I enjoyed and which ones I didn't. Bikes aside and only torque curves the Speedy is tough to beat on the street.
Too much power for the street is also subjective. In reality you could argue that with most of the bikes on the road I suppose.
Alot of that comes down to where you are, conditions and ones ability including the ability to know your limits. As I am sure you know a track day or some type of closed course instruction is a fabulous tool that is transparent back to the street.
On the other hand the BMW s1000rr seems to come to my mind for the way too much power to use on the street that bike is mind blowing, but to each his own.
Nice curves indeed Leo