Written on: 29/09/2009
I've owned countless inline fours, from a YZF750, R6, ZXR750, CBR900RRV, CBR1000RR4, CBR954RR2 and now recently the Honda VTR1000 SP1, and having looked at a few other V-twins, notetabtly the RSVR Mille, which just didn't handle well enough to my liking , this SP -1 is head and shoulders above the other offerings currently available, in my view.
People talk about Ducati having Character, but the SP has real soul, as anyone who owns and rides one will tell you, and with a set of race cans you can hear and feel that soul on every rideout.
I'm totally in awe of the SP-1 and wish i'd made the move sooner to this amazing bike.
Only slight critisism if there is one and it is slight is the long distance comfort can be a little painful, but then it is a sports bike, so all in all 98/100.