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Gremlin
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  • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
Rank: 1200cc Rider

<cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
In reality how often do you use all of that 100-120HP, what percentage of your riding is at full throttle? You’re probably only using maybe 2/3’s of it. A 100-120HP motorcycle gives you the midrange power you want but 99% of people would rarely use the full power available to them regularly.

Tyre life in reality is the inhibiting factor. I’d have more fun, I’d open her up more regularly… but then I’d be in the shop more than once a month for another tyre. Can’t afford that!

Therein is the other trade off. I could go for something that gives me more life, but I’d sacrifice performance and grip in the rough stuff.