I wanted to get from the traffic light to the merge before the SUV next to me. The light turned green and I accelerated vigorously. Suddenly I realized that the front wheel was way off the ground.

I felt foolish because one, I could have done some damage to the bike and myself by basically being out of control. Two, I was riding in full touring mode with tank bag and saddle bags. Picturing it, it didn't look too cool to me.

I never lifted the front wheel with the R1150R. I guess that extra 20 hp does make a difference.