Okay, my bike had a little work to bump it up to its current level of power, but nothing drastic and nothing that made it peaky or finicky in the least. A little more compression, a nice valve job and some carburetor tuning, an Akrapovic pipe and she’s right in the thick of the current naked supersports, if a little slow compared to the latest supersports. True, we have no traction control. But we also have zero power spikes or flat spots to break the tire loose. We also have no ABS, but there’s a drought and see #3.