Well count me in as one who does not ride the SMR even close to its potential I just love the kick from a lot of torque and horsepower. I did a test ride on a Diavel a couple of years ago. Overall the bike was not that impressive, but the engine was very strong. I left that test wishing the Diavel engine was in the 990 SMR frame. The 1290 is roughly that, only even better.