I’m opening myself up to a bombardment here but I’ve just test ride and 2nd hand Monster 797 and I’m walking away with a sense of disappointment. I ride a 620 i.e. from 2004 and i love it’s honesty and rawness. It clunks and rattles but pushing through the gears and winding up the revs is an adrenaline rush. I have to be on the money on the brakes and into the corners but on the windy’s it’s in its element and so am I. I feel like a rebel, on the run from the good guys, I could rob a bank and not feel guilty. But the 979. Hmmm. I feel like a middle aged man who wants to be a bit naughty in my new suede jacket and zip up gardening shoes. It’s benign! Too predictable, too smooth and nice. All the wrinkles have been ironed out, all the Staines shampooed out. All the fun diluted with fabric conditioner where greasy felt more uplifting. I can’t complain about anything on the 797. It’s a lovely ride, comfortable and enough power but it’s a pussy. So can any of you of superior knowledge enlighten me. What naked sports is out there that’s going to turn my head?