The BT1100 seems like a really nice package for the XV1100 Virago/ V-star engine. This bike is not meant to be a cafe racer or crotch rocket. It is a city bike and back road machine, not a naked sportbike. I have a Yamaha XV1100 which uses the same engine and weighs about the same. I don't need more than the 60 plus hp provided, anything more is in fact just ego juices getting ahead of common sense. This is a bike that will give a really nice burst of acceleration and roll on power... in a simple air cooled, low maintenance package. If this bike comes to the U.S. at the right price I will definitely consider it.