I was riding home from bike night last night on the Vee and came up to a stop light in the slow lane of an undevided 4 lane. It was the last light before a long stretch of open road. A newer BMW 1200 GS came from behind me and changed lanes to be beside me at the light. He checked the funky strom out real good.
I am not "usually" a traffic light racer but for some reason I lost my common sense. Mr. BMW launched from the light at the first hint of green and pulled a respectable wheelie as he showed me his tail light. I thought what the hell, no traffic ahead in either lane so I let the throttle bodies have a good whack. By red line of second gear I was on him, third left him wondering what the hell was under the tank as he disappeared behind me before third gear hit three digits.
$4500 (and 200cc smaller) used rice burner has expensive plate of sour kraut for dinner. Warts be dammed, I love my Vee.