Originally Posted by Dracothius
I'm only worried that the bike will get up to speed so slow that it could cause safety issues when in traffic or merging into a lane in motion(i.e. interstate). Not that I plan on going on the interstate all that much but, it could happen.
i'm 6'0" 225lbs, so not 300lbs, but not a total lightweight. my DRZ will out accelerate the vast majority of cars. getting up to speed for highway merging is not an issue at all for me. (highway speeds around here are 60 to 70 mph, though. i have 14/47 gearing and, if i lived somewhere were highway speeds were 85mph, i might have an issue with maintaining that speed for long distances.)