The Kawasaki’s engine is a do-all powerplant with good power from bottom to top and with nicely snappy throttle response. It has the best overrev of the Japanese engines and torque to pull a taller gear where some engines can’t. It’s a versatile engine but it is never amazing. For racing or riding various tracks, this could be exactly what you want. The Kawi has minimal compressing braking, which many riders liked.