So, I have grown up on motorbikes and riding great roads, however I feel the current crop of bikes are just too quick for the road to exploit them and have fun on. I ride a CBR600f and a Suzuki SV1000S. the CBR is a commuting hack, so never gets fully wound up, but the SV is just too quick for the road. its putting out 120BHP at the rear wheel (with a little fettle).
I have had an Aprilia RS125 and a Honda VFR400 NC30 in the past and I absolutely loved these bikes, you could really work the engine and the gearbox and feel like you were riding the WHOLE bike. but with modern equipment, they are just too quick. I took out a new Daytona 675 for a test ride and it was AMAZING, but in third gear it will do well over a ton, which is not right on the road. however I LOVED the chassis and cycle parts (suspension, brakes, levers, quickshifter, frame, tyres etc), but I just want about two thirds the power…..
I am after a bike that feels like a sports bike with the quality kit riding position (arse up and head down) and a fairing, but has a REASONABLE engine in it. I think around 55-70BHP is fine for the road and geared for a top speed of around 120-140mph gives enough flexibility. However I just can't find anything out there. I don't want an old tatty 400. the Suzuki SV650 is great fun, but the chassis limits it as do the brakes etc. what I really want is a 400cc Triumph Daytona!
can anyone think of something to suggest with these criteria? your help would be much appreciated......
Thanks a lot