2014 BMW R NineT
I totally agree with you. My previous bike was a Yamaha R6. I loved it but the only thing I really miss are its handling and its weight, not its power wich was available only at high rpm. You always had to drive it outside town as you would do on a racetrack to really enjoy it. Crappy at low rpm, uncomfortable inside a city, extremely dangerous when ridden as it was tought to be ridden but outside a racetrack. To enjoy it on streets you had to take too much risks.@Nico9T , yes i totally agree with every word you said about regulation, restrictions etc.
Believe me my friend, for me, a person who was riding for 15 years a K 1200 R with 163 hp before going to an R Nine T never cared for such a significant difference in power
otherwise i would have chosen and stayed with a more close to the K series bike.
The nineT has less power and much more weight but on streets it is much more enjoyable! You always have enough power when you open the gas, no matter the gear. I believe it has the right amount of power you can really enjoy on streets... even if you drive well above the legal limits. Engine is perfect for the bike, the only thing I don't like of it is it is noisy.