If you're currently riding a 600 that probably seems true. I'm not even saying they need to kill the 800 version, they just need to offer an up-power model for riders that have grown accustomed to higher HP bikes - preferably without the spastic ADD asian teenager screen.Superveloce is super fast
Agreed, the beauty is the balance between form and function. —Manifesto ‘small is beautiful’ applies.also is a very light bike with a great power to weight ratio, rivaling many open class bikes. If it had the bigger 1000c 4cyl. engine it would look much bulkier, i.e. uglier.
Please, tell us more. This is good stuff.Besides no one can really handle 212 hp! It is just bragging rights! I know, I own the 212hp Brutale 1000 RR and a 210hp Ducati 1199R track bike. That much power actually might make you go slower. All you worry about is braking soon enough for the next corner. Nevermind riding clean lines and hitting apexes.
Having owned two F3's and two Dragsters, I would not say that the Dragster performs better than the F3, it is more aggressive yes, but the F3 power band is smoother and easier to ride.I felt the same way about the 800 until I bought the Dragster. It certainly performs better than any 800 I have ever riden or many 900+ bikes. Screams it does. In a glorious way.
I hear ya.....I just got my SV800 last weekend. And to me the dash is not a problem at all. The leather strap is a much riskier design move. But yes, it's kind of a strange bike: retro styling with sophisticated electronics, and the dash is needed for all the digital capability. To me it doesn't stand out or look weird at all. I can post pics if interested.
That said, it's the most beautiful machine I've seen in a while.
As for power, I could have gotten a Panigale (and thought about it seriously) but yeah, what the hell am I gonna do with 200 or more HP on the street? My RC51, I used to wring it's neck on the track, but even on that old thing I almost never run through more than one or maybe two gears full throttle up to red line on the street.