The wait is over, yesterday I picked up the Monster from the always amazing Nichols Sport Bike. It’s grown up a little, now with a lightly used 695 engine in it. They did have some issues with getting it all working, mainly with the ECU being non standard and much more difficult to reprogram than we all hoped. I was just happy to be riding my bike again.
I haven’t noticed any real difference in power yet, but I did spend the last week riding a Yamaha R6… which is another story. It took a little to adjust back to the Monster, it’s a radically different bike than the R6 in just about every way. It’s the most fun I’ve had riding home in traffic in a while.