Yup, as a general rule the fewer the cylinders, the less HP, but more torque. So more of a feeling of acceleration, and better start.
I do joke about a fair bit. I come across as stiff because I have a fairly formal writing style. I also don’t joke too much on forums because inevitably someone misreads what I’m trying to say and gets all pissy. So easier just to keep the my mouth shut. In person I’m a loud mouthed jack ass with a sarcastic sense of humour
(oh, “only” 33hp for the bike according to here: http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_zz-r_250_2002.php )
The change from a 60hp 500cc V4 to a 250cc I2 was big, but mostly in feel and attitude than the way I rode it. I was still too new to stretch the VF500’s legs. I would shift after just starting to taste the powerband. The big thing was that bike wanted to go faster. With every shift I knew the bike wanted to hold longer (I was shifting at 8000, red line is 12000). Every corner felt like I was taking it too slow (even when I was speeding). The bike *loved* having its neck wrung, and wringing its neck on public roads isn’t a good way to keep your license
Handling wise… The honda braked WAY harder. Turn in was pretty much the same, but like I said, it wanted to take corners at twice the limit
Yea, I know the ZZR is a way better bike to learn on, but I miss the Interceptor. That was a proper hooligan bike
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”