This little 6 runs so clean, I'm very surprised it has no cat in it. So do the 49 state bikes weigh a half pound less and have a half an extra hp than the cali models?
I'm cool with you guys running "the good stuff". What does HONDA say?
As far as heat goes, I'm hoping a smaller engine, smaller hp#'s..... less heat. Never ridden this thing in temps above 67F, so I don't know what I have yet as far as heat. It seems a lot of the liter bikes, and bigger, just pour out the heat. The Duc 1098, the 1125 Buell, zx14, and a few others I can't think of off hand, are supposidly horrible. My 929 would bake your right foot on a warm day.
I rode 160 miles Mon in 60-65 degrees. I have Heli Bars on it already. What a nice bike. The last 45 minutes, I purposely rode straight roads at 55-60mph, comfortably. A lot of sportbikes are fine as long as you are tossing em around, but the acid test is a straight line at the end of the day. The seat is small, but a lot softer than my 929, and maybe a little softer than my 919. I'm going to try the one inch lower pegs WildHair sells, one of these days. I don't need all that ground clearance. Comfy as an Interceptor, just a lot lighter and quicker?