Cool, I grew up in the sticks (back then) of New Hudson/South Lyon, then moved to Novi.
Got a few college buddies of mine living in Lansing, I know that city a bit.
Getting on the exit ramp of memory lane, someone on here went through the trouble of doing all those calculations. The big deal with the I4’s is the HP/weight figures. A run of the mill 600cc sportbike has as more HP/weight than a top-of-the-line sports car.
As for taking off the fairings… I actually had so little faith in myself at first, I was thinking of doing that on my 250. But I left them on, and decided that taking them off was just writing myself a blank check in the back of my mind to drop it.