damn Pouts - that track shit is nuts.
i don't really have any desire to go faster than about 90 on two wheels. i like the sporty for its looks and sound, and would probably get a Duc or a dual sport type of thing for cross-country rides. for day stuff the harley is fine, although i will probably do a couple things to make it a little more comfortable.
Yeah I make a point of taking almost everything I own to the drag strip at one time or another, just for fun. The FZ6 was good for 12.0 flat. I never made it into the 11's on that bike. Still considering that's faster than 99.99999% of production cars out there, you still get that on top of the world feeling while riding it around. The R1 was just another beast all together. I bought the two piece suit because I was planning on doing some lapping days with it, but ended up selling it after getting a fairly hefty speeding ticket on a quiet sunday morning.
I'd love to get some sort of comfortable dual sport as we have great trails about 45 mins from my house. Only trouble is a 250 4 stroke would be working a little too hard for me to want to ride it to the trails.
That said, I spent some time on a friends Ninja 250 AFTER I owned the R1, and that little ninja was a really fun bike! You could wring it's neck and still be within 20 km/h of the speedlimit.
Here's that FZ8 I was saying I'd like, plus some side cases. It's got an upright comfortable position, a centre stand built in, a big fuel tank, and the 800 should be a great sized engine: