I must have a great 650 then. I took it across country to the mountains of Colorado...many WAY up there. I weigh 200, and had both side cases and top cases loaded. Also had a dry bag across back seat with all the camping gear. Way heavy.
Rode it for many hours at very fast speeds on the interstates. It climbed every mountain pass very easily, and always had more speed/power on tap when I gave it more throttle. Didn't need to down shift on any of the road stretches.
My other bike is a Ultra Classic, lots of engine on that one producing mega torque. Didn't need that kind of power in my 650, it handled fine. So, never felt like I needed the 1000 to enjoy the ride at all.
Lighten up, Francis. If you can't take some sarcasm, an Internet forum is the last place you should be.
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