I see what your saying about the torque. But what I was saying in my reference to the Viper is that, even if it's a 600 and you are on a super sonic machine. They are ridiculously (spelling) fast. I mean your 235 now, 8 lbs heavier then I was but I didn't think that I needed a faster bike to get me going.
I don't know I guess I would just rather have a bike that is more flickable then one that takes some laboring. But I really don't know about that suspension thing.
I've been riding biger bikes since my second bike, so that has something to do with it too. And as far as flickable, if you consider the bikes I've owned over the years, then the CBR1000RR is by far the most flickable thing I've ridden. I suppose it's relative.
Just for fun, here is a list of the bikes I've owned in order:
'85 Kawasaki LTD 454
'83 Honda V65 Magna
'87 Kawasaki ZL1000 Eliminator
'87 Honda Hurricane 1000
'90 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11
'82 Honda Goldwing
'00 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
'99 Honda Valkyrie
'79 Honda CBX (still have this one)
'05 Honda CBR1000RR (still have this one)
'05 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 (wife's bike. Still have this one too)
Looking real hard at the ZX14. Maybe next spring when I see what Suzuki does to retaliate.