Holy f*ck. In fourth gear, right around 110 mph, this thing was still trying to pop a wheelie. Power and balance define the 1200, but it becomes somewhat hairy at times as the power/weight ratio (135 hp, 404 pounds) is astronomical. The stance strikes a nice balance between the road-kissing 1199 Panigale and the Hypermotard, making it at home in the city, highway, and on windy roads. Although be careful—swapping the bars out for clip-ons (which, if you’re an idiot like me, you’ll surely end up doing) will drop your stance a bit below highway comfortability.