My buddy has a new Triumph 675 Daytona. Very very sweet bike. We were on a ride and we came up to a stop sign. He revved, I smiled. I let him fan the clutch first, then I dropped the hammer. And I mean HAMMER. Holy Heyzuz, with my exhaust drilled out and slightly worn blacktop, the 109 put on a show of sight and sound for the bikes behind us, I only wish I had been watching instead of riding. My tire lit up as I jumped maybe 2-3 bikes ahead. I actually thought my clutch may have been slipping, and I was slightly bummed thinking I'd done one too many launches. But actually, when it started to get a little out of shape and started catching traction at the power peak, I knew all was well. I shifted and pulled 2 more lengths. At the end of 3rd I was solidly 6-10 bikes ahead. When we got to the next stop everyone pulled up laughing the arses off at how cool it all was - not really at the expense of the 675 rider.Â As a point of reference for you. I was riding the 675 later. Me and my friend on an 06 GSX-R750 did several 1st gear roll-ons from like 5 MPH. The 675 went even-steven with the 750 in the first couple gears. We backed off due to traffic, and surely the 750 would start stretching it's legs shortly after that, but I'm simply backing up an earlier thread that when driven correctly, the M109 is almost unbeatable by a stock sportbike in the first few gears. HOWEVER (my favorite disclaimer) a skilled sportbike drag racer type who is willing to smoke his clutch may still take the 109, but they are few and far between. It takes a cool head to drag a sportbike. All it takes is balls to launch the 109 properly. This bike is getting funner all the time.