Tell your friend to get an ECU flash to fix the heavily neutered power in 1st-3rd gears plus the huge dip at 5,500 rpm. Then put a +1 sprocket on the countershaft. The bike it was meant to be then. The Honda, IMO, is one of the best looking nakeds in the last 20 years. Definitely wouldn't call it transformer styling. Love these Speed Twins and the Thruxton though(stunning visually).