Bring the engine to life, and the grunt will leave a big smile on your face. Powering the motorcycle is a 1,202cc Evolution V-twin air-cooled engine, which produces 96Nm of peak torque at just 3,500rpm. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, and the power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a belt-drive system.
Open the throttle, and the rush of torque pushes you off the line gently before the mid-range approaches. Despite the torque on offer, the bike lacks ABS (available as an optional extra) and Traction Control. This makes riding in the rain a risky task especially in case of the wheels locking up due to the sudden application of the brakes.