I never noticed it much, If I need more speed I gear down and pass, never have to really plan an over take. Now since the SV650, for 2 years this is all I rode and adjusted to, I did get to ride a guys KTM 990 at work, and let's just say, the CBX's power got put into perspective real quickThe only issues I've had riding the Wee, is that when cruising along with bigger bikes, and passing in an 80 mph hour zone, you need a bit of a run up for the pass. On some of the bigger bikes you simply whack the throttle open and a way you go. I only noticed it while riding with a friend who was on his VTX. I imagine, but haven't confirmed that this would be even more so with the CB500X.