Top speed and power delivery aside, it's the way the big MV responds to everyday riding that really impresses. We've already mentioned the less-radical riding position. The engine is exceptionally smooth at all rev points, which means that despite a lighter crankshaft than the 750's unit, MV must have gotten the balance factor just right. Riding a high-strung sportbike through everyday traffic can be a pain, but the MV is quite docile. The engine is flexible and forgiving down low, though the clutch, which is a bit stiffer to handle the engine's extra torque, can work the rider's left hand pretty hard. Despite that, the new engine changes gears more sweetly than the 750's, with less of a mechanical feel. The only other problem I noticed was some excess heat from emerging from the 1000's fairing, especially when I wore jeans for one ride around the city.