So... I guess I have to thank the ignorance of youth for the recent "made me grin from ear to ear" experience, but it stirs a question as well.
Yesterday during lunch, while sitting at a light near work, a kid in a Honda Accord decided he wanted to test my mettle, so he's revving and rolling back and forth and such, so... might as well, right? It's obvious the kid just doesn't know, so I might as well educate him to the virtue of horse to weight ratios. I really wanted to educate him well, so for the first time since buying the bike on 4/24, I let it all out.
Needless to say, he heard me laugh through his open windows as I slowed for my intended turn after a thrilling 0-60 cruiser style, and I'm willing to bet he doesn't challenge any more bikes unless he enjoys rumbles and tail lights, but...
I could swear it felt like my 900 almost lifted the front wheel a bit in the transition from 1st to 2nd, and still stretched the forks again between 2nd and 3rd. Is it capable of lifting the front a few inches? I honestly didn't think so, but then again, I hadn't ever opened it up like that before either. It's stock, other than the drilled baffles, so no performance mods... and I know it's not anywhere near some of the sport bikes out there, but WOW, it still put a euphoric smile on my face!
Opinions, experiences, thoughts, facts?