I agree with all the posts. Great explainations of the V-twin vs the inline four. Exactly the reason why I ended up buying a 1000cc sportbike instead of a 600cc. I learned early on with my Katana 600 that I don't like shifting constantly to stay in the powerband. For street riding with NO intent of ever racing on the track, I wanted a bike with low end grunt. While the bike won't have the high torque curve of a Suzuki TL1000 twin, my FZR1000 won't have to rev at 10,000 + rpm for power. I cruise around most of the time in third gear with huge torque and plenty of horsepower at around 6k. For now the Fizzer 1000 is a perfect fit for me... maybe the best of both worlds??