First, my last bike. It was a 1992 Yamaha Vmax. What a monster!
1200cc of brute force. V4, water cooled, shaft drive, petrol tank under the seat; handled like a duck on speed, went like a bat out of hell.
Red lined it in every gear twice (scared the crap out of me more than twice!):
Once racing a ZZR1100 up the Westgate Bridge: I beat him to the top but i maxxed out at 230 or so and when he eventually caught me I just backed off and relaxed.
Second was when I embarrased the HELL out of an Outlaw on a "hotted up" Hardley in a 60kph zone. I almost felt sorry for him.