So I depart the freeway, and on the exit ramp I notice that I'm behind my coworker on his Vulcan. We're both making a right onto a main artery that leads to the backroads around our workplace. No traffic at all, posted speed limit of 55, so he takes off like a bat out of hell...and of course I get on it too, so I can watch this bike pull away from me.
Except that it doesn't.
He's taching it up (audio cues only, I really have no idea how high he's revving...he has some kind of aftermarket exhaust, so it's pretty easy to hear), and shifting hard (bike is shifting back hard on it's suspension), but I reel him in by the time we both reach 60, which is about normal cruising speed for this road. We reached a stoplight, repeated the exercise... same result. I could see him looking in the mirror as he accelerated.
Now granted, it was a cool'ish morning for July..mid 60's, and the car felt good, but shouldn't any decent Japanese 750, even a cruiser like that, be able to slaughter an OTS-mapped Cobb stage 2 wagon? What kind of numbers do those bikes run?
Just seemed odd.