I'd boast about this all day. It was a nice day yesterday so I took the YPVS special out for a run. It needs a few miles more running in after its rebuild. I was keeping the revs down, 5-7000 and pottering along the little roads at the top of the ridge between Cheshire and Staffs, but I thought it deserved a bit of a sniff at the main jets, so went down onto the A34. Taking it easy, passing cars, reached a maximum of 108mph in fourth before changing up. If I were a teenager, I'd leave it at that. But I'm not. So it's only fair to mention that I'd accidentally reset the speedo to count one pulse per turn of the wheel. I has two magnets, so the speedo was reading exactly double! Even at leghal speeds it's absolute delight to ride.
HaHa. I hear you. I'm mid 50's. When I take out a bike these days , more often than not i'm riding a big 4 stroke. I'm thinking, thrash it from zero to a 60 in a 60 zone . Couple of seconds later doing a 140 in a 60 zone. Straight to jail . Ride like an old girl afterwards expecting the fuzz to come and arrest me.
I love the brutal acceleration of big bikes. If I didnt , id ride a 50cc moped .
It is amazing how much performance you can get from a big four stroke nowadays, even a mid sized/600cc bike. Like I've said before, if handling & power is what you are after, don't mess around with a 30 year old LC. Lol