I've heard the XRTT described as "a classic American hot-rod-too much motor, not enough chassis." That description seems spot-on. The bike is surprisingly fast. Mid-Ohio is not Daytona-where Rayborn was once timed at 168 mph-but there's room to reach 135 mph and the XRTT gets there in a hurry. The power profile is surprisingly similar to a modern, air-cooled, 1200cc Buell. The chassis is something entirely different. Long, low and slow to turn, it's a like driving a truck through Mid-Ohio's many off-camber and double-apex turns. The restricted riding position makes it impossible to move or hang off, and I'm surprised to feel my boot sole dragging through the Keyhole, my modern Alpinestars too stiff to let me rock up on my toes. Riding Rayborn's bike not only requires a different mindset, but a different wardrobe, too.