Corner-to-corner thrust is strong and response from Honda's first throttle-by-wire system is intuitive and predictable, although there are situations where apparent power-smoothing seems to mitigate engine output. If the revs drop below 6000 rpm in a second-gear corner, for instance, there is enough power to settle the bike at the apex, but revs have to build before real thrust is delivered. In taller gears, engine response feels stronger at lower rpm. On the dyno, there is nearly 70 foot-pounds of torque at 3800 rpm, and the curve is beautifully linear as it climbs to a maximum of just above 80 ft.-lb. at 9100 revs. The 145-horsepower peak comes just after 10,000 rpm and surprisingly near the 10,600-rpm electronic rev-limit.