I am an ex-motorcycle rider and a current owner of an sti. I have ridden several bikes including a 9r, a new 10r, several yamahas and several suzukis(I owned a sv650.) I don't care if you strapped a rocket to the top of an sti, a litre bike would still crush it. However, with motorcycles becoming more popular than ever and more people buying a motorcycle, there is a wide range of motorcyclists on the road. There are several riders on the road who are buying litre bikes and have never even been on a bike. You can see where I am going with this. Any thing is possible, we all know this. The first time I full throttled that 10r I nealry crapped myself.