I have to say it is an awesome powerplant. The bike is really easy to ride. It is very smooth. I rode around Dobbins Air Force Reserve base briefly on a demo ride, from Mountain Motorsports in Marietta.
I agree with previous assessments and observations, although I didn't feel any heat, probably due to cooler air temps, but I did notice something weird...
This standard 1190 seemed hard to keep down in a curve, it kept wanting to come back up to upright. Hard to describe, but it gets to a certain point when leaning over, then you have to work harder to push it down into a more severe lean angle, kind of unnerving at first.
Has anyone experienced this on demo rides?
By the way if you are in the area of Marietta, go by Mountain Motorsports and see Ivan for a demo ride.
The bike is starting at $16,500 and the R $16,800 so he said.