Does anyone have experience with VTR1000?
Here's the story (HEY everyone, haven't been here for 3 months)-
I am getting tired of power curve of F4 or 600s in general, the power isn't usable in the street, unless I stick to 2nd gear and high rpms everywhere I go. My teeth begins to chatter, and everything on the bike vibrates quite a bit, not worrisome but annoying. Is it really necessary for me to maintain 80 mph to get any power - rhetorical question.
So I'd like to switch back to twins, I had a SV650, but the top end speed was lacking, 1st gear running out of steam at 30 mph.
None of my choices can be Ducs for financial reasons. My current F4 is a perfect ride as far as maintenance and reliability goes, 11K miles, and cam chain tensioner is still fine.
I narrowed down my choices to Japanese twins:
I heard mixed reviews about the SV1000S. Other than HP difference, would VTR be a better bike handling wise?
I am not considering TLS or TLR because they had the suspension problem and overall large in stature, looking for as SV-like as possible. I thought of RC51, but I don't think it would be practical as a street bike if I don't take it to a track every month, also still it has little more power than I am used to.
I left 750/1000 out because I'm really not looking forward to some of the extra power tantrums.
AI'm looking for that twin that handles as close to my previous SV or 99 F4. I really would've liked a 748 or 900ss, but they're Ducs.
I'm going to keep the F4 for track days.
No, I'm not power hungry squid, just need a little more torque I suppose, it would be great if the SV and F4 had mated.
Any ideas? Thanks.