I know what you mean. I think my best lap times ever at Sears Point (now Infineon) were on my 748, not my old 750 MV. I'm not sure I could do any better on the 312 either. Maybe at a faster track, but not there.I was always kind of afraid of the MV's power and much more enjoyed riding smaller displacement bikes. My lap times kind of showed that too. I was barely faster on the MV vs. my 03 R6.