Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Newport Beach, CA
18-lbs of torque at high RPMs is questionable as far as performance goes.
My 250 isn't broken in yet, rarely taken it above 9,000 rpm and not even onto the freeways yet.
However, report is that it is possible to make tiny wheelies in second gear.
You're not going to see power, torque, or top speed from any 250 (injected or not).
I switch off between the 250, Z1000 (952cc inline 4), and the Shiver (750 V-twin).
On any big bike you realize the power without having to wring the throttle and get yourself into trouble a whole lot quicker.
Also, the 250 is only 300-pounds or so. The light and nimble will get the better of heavy sluggish Harleys. I banged up a Harley last week on my way home from work and put him to shame. So much for American power.