Hopping off the 750 GT and onto the GT1000 is an interesting study, as some 30 years of engineering separate the two machines joined by a common design idiom. The GT1000 has a taller seat (31.8 inches vs. 30.5), more rearward foot controls and much lighter throttle, clutch and brake actuation. It awakens with a mere touch of the starter button, and thanks to EFI idles happily always. But the bigger differences emerge once it's rolling. With far less flywheel effect, the desmodromic engine simply loves to rev, delivering a much more playful riding experience, and it will race right to the rev limiter at will. But its bigger cylinders also produce significant torque pulsing at lower revs, and the tach and speedo jitterbug away on their little mounts. Developing 76.3 bhp at the rear wheel, the GT1000 is noticeably quicker than the 750 GT, but it's by no means a fast motorcycle, turning the quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds at 112 mph.