A bevel-gear arrangement transfers power from the longitudinal crankshaft to the six-speed transmission, which incorporates a conventional, multi-plate motorcycle clutch. The powertrain is unexpectedly compact, fitting easily within a 58-inch wheelbase. The seat is 31.5 inches high and surprisingly narrow at the front, so even short riders can reach the ground with two flat feet. With the cylinders canted forward 15 degrees and the low-mounted transmission, legroom is generous. Ergonomics are “almost identical to Yamaha’s FZ-1,” Case says, and claimed wet weight is just 550 lbs., making it easy for average-sized riders to maneuver the bike, too.