Originally Posted by bluesman
This is myth. I heard it many times about different bikes but never seen it proven with equal skill rider. Get to group of good superbike riders on well paved road and any of those SUV hyppos will eat dust no matter what bucks are in.
I have seen enough of such "races" in Alps...
People often fooling themselves after smoking 18 years old boy racer on liter-sport and get wrong impression.
It is possible to broaden abilities by any bike but almost impossible to change it's main purpose. I rebuild and modified lot of them and learned it hard way.
You dont think a Multistrada 1200S can keep up with the CBR1000s on a tight track?