bad handling???? have you ever ridden a Buell???? The one thing they do have is excellent handling!! I ride with the jap bikes all the time, and rarely with the HD crowd. I leave these guys in the corners everytime! The jap bikes do have a much higher topspeed in the straights, but not in the corners. I would suggest you ride a machine before you make comments about it. As far as drag racing is concerned, your assumption is probably right, but I would not go as far as a 600, especially if you are speaking of a CBR! I consistently leave them behind.