Torque vs speed

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So I’ve finally managed to give the new beast a try and one of the differences between the street bikes I’ve had and the new one is torque. Or rather the distribution of it…All my bikes have been pretty powerful without being extreme but fairly light, with engines around 100-110 hp. That is by far more than I will ever be able to master but still a nice feeling. However, they have been derivatives of race bikes or an actual sportbike. That means the power is being delivered at rather high revs…

This is a completely different kind of beast. It is heavy, around 220 kilo with only 61 hp and 66 Nm, but the torque comes lower in the revs  than I’m used to. This is good. Really good. As mainly a city rider, I have seldom been up to the higher end RPM:s anyways so having something that roars to life quickly is more important than high speed.

And it’s so comfortable. Apparently it only took three times to get used to having my feet placed in front of me instead of beneath me because now I feel like a god damn road king roaming the streets. The low and laidback riding position also feels more secure somehow. My brain tells me that this is exactly as dangerous as riding any other bike but my body tells me this is like staying home in the couch but on the road. I like this feeling, I like it a lot…