Originally Posted by Davenow
I haven't had it over 65. Its rock solid stable at 65, but 65 on what is essentially a dirt bike is a little hairy to begin with. You don't buy a supermoto to do 90. I mean it will (tops out around 105) but it isn't designed for it, so it isn't much fun at 90.
But at 40 up a flight of stairs in a wheelie
I know your point, light front end and speed don't mix. But with decent suspension you can adjustments a lot of it out. The SVX is a dirt bike frame, light weight and will go 130. It had head shake at over 70 my buddy would be racing it.
I rode my friends DR650 and while not as solid as a sportbike in the front, it was not bad at 90mph.
Originally Posted by SilverSpool
I have trouble north of 70 on the Monster 796, it isnt bad, but it just isnt anywhere close to a supersport. My neck muscles and arms get workouts just trying to stay in a straight line. 90+? Fuhgettaabouutiit thats a trick in its own.
On a supersport, 130+ was easy cheesy, on the monster i feel like im going to fly off the back at 100, even when tucked!
That being said, south of 70. esp since the 14t front sprocket, this is the best bike ive ever owned.
That was what Jc complained about on his.