We went to get a new front tyre on my cbr600 at our local honda dealer (sale honda) and was asked if i wanted to take a vtr1000sp for a ride, as any lively chap would say 'oh yeah' and John said ok; come back in an hour. So on the beast i get, very different feeling to my little 600, fire the beast up and what a sound it made (only standard pipes) but what an induction roar from the front of the bike, click it into first ,release the clutch and bam stall it, how embarasing, start the beast again, John says this will do over 140kmh in first gear, very tall,out the drive i go and down the road towards Maffra, unbelievable torque, unbelievable power 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th as long as you keep it up in the revs.in top at 100kmh your doing 3200rpm give it a bit or lots and its a dog; click it down to 2nd and give it a bit or lots and look out, your arms grow another 2 to 3 inches longer' woo hoo'. get to maffra and wait for bundy girl to catch up. park the vtr on the side of the road stop the roar of the induction, bundy girl pulls up, i said have a listen to this, go to start the bike up and low and behold a flat battery, a quick phone call to the local dealer in maffra and Toby rocks up with a jump start ,how good is that for service from Honda, he hangs around till i leave so i dont stall it again, no stalling this time and straight back to Sale, what a ride i had, awsome fun to be had. i just hope my next bike will be the same , hoping to up date to a cbr1000rr sooner than later . thanks John for the ride.