Trondyne made a point on another topic about Harleys being underpowered, my opinion is that is far from the truth. Horsepower is not even a real number, it is derived from an equation that includes torque and RPM. Harleys on average across their model line have more torque than other makes including the high HP road race bikes. A bike that can produce 10,000 or more RPM to multiply available torque will make a lot more HP than a Harley that only goes up to around 6000 RPM. Realistically how often or how long are you going to ride around on the street at 10,000 or more RPM? Both of my bikes cruise at 70MPH at 4000RPM, a Harley XR1200 with maximum torque at 4000RPM and a KTM 990SMT with maximum torque at around 8000RPM. The Harley Is in the meat of the real power range and continues to make a decent amount of torque up to almost 7000Rpm, the KTM hasn't got there yet. Be honest here, isn't most of your street riding done between 2000- 6000Rpm? Which is truly better in that range? The almost tractor like Harley or the screaming banshee? Not saying the banshee isn't fun, just be real about how much you really use all of it.