well reading closely, they talk about gearing and being a dual sport supermoto, i.e. comfortable to ride on the street for quite awhile and hit the track, so best of both worlds:
"Aggressive speedsters will jump for joy with a bike that yearns to run hard from 30mph to 90mph. Hooligans, on the other hand, may bum out at the fact the bike doesn’t want to jump off the line and huck wheelies in first and second gear. It’s just more about taste than anything else. The bike is fast, real fast for a stock 690 single. And we have heard that an exhaust with some tuning will awaken the beast even more. Gearing may enhance the launch but it may give up some of its awesome traits higher in the revs".
Fast, real fast, well that says that suspension or gearing changes for the wheelies, but its made to go fast, which they liked, but they only said they drove it for a short time, so further tests to follow....and of course, i never listen much to one report on a machine....I'm loving mine so far, especially since I have a K6 GSXR1000 sitting next to it in the garage