I have a feeling we will be able to get that extra HP out of this bike, and shed some weight. It is going to be a beast. I'll call her karma.
True, The 0-60 time on the scrambler is pretty clutch. And I don't know how often I am going to be going over 110.If you take in the fact that the monster have a 15x39 transmission, the hypermotard a 15x41 and the scrambler a 15x46 i can't see why the result will be less good at common speed.
In one of the video reviews they state 3.8 seconds. Which I think is what they clocked. There are a few other pages that state quicker.Where did you find the 0-60 time?
3.8 It look like the Monster 696. It's good for me.
Altough your link seem to not know what they are saying
Love my GTII completely agree on torque, and it's not just bikes. One of the things I love about my tuned VW GTI is that it produces 265-300 ft-lbs of torque from under 2000 RPM all the way to 5000 RPM, before it starts falling off. Having all that torque right in the meat of daily usable RPM's makes the car feel much more powerful.
Back to bikes, I test rode a Triumph Rocket III when they first came out, and that thing is a torque monster (about 130 ft-lbs at just 2500 RPM). It was so much fun to just muscle the low end torque around rather than wind it out. It's a huge bike, but the torque was intoxicating.