In the end Spencer says, electronically or not, the RC211V translates that massive power into forward motion better than any other GP bike Honda has ever made-any other bike out there, perhaps, as evidenced by Hayden's 2006 world championship. "I've always been a big fan of horsepower, the more the better," Spencer said, "and the RC211V just accelerates sooo hard. You feel throttle response-on the banking at Motegi's oval, for instance, fourth gear up to sixth, it just drives. And it turns, too: Nicky's bike had geometry and other changes (relative to teammate Dani Pedrosa's bike) to move the engine forward, so it's more stable on corner entry, with noticeably better front-end feel as you're turning in and maintaining brake pressure. It was a really comfortable bike to ride fast."