Dan - Have you ever actually twisted the throttle on your KTM 950SE to merge into traffic? It may surprise you.
The local CHP guys on their 1200RT's don't seem to be working too hard either. The riding posture is upright and seemingly relaxed as they make their way from the shoulder to the 85+ mph speeder's bumper. They're typically on the guy in no time flat.
Heal fast, Diesel.