everyone was thinking it, at least someone said it and got it out of the way. yes it's capable of going faster than the 500 I totalled, but i'm going the same speeds on it. funny how that works. not everyone guns the throttle. and i wasn't speeding when my 500 crashed, either. whether the bike goes fast or not, there's always a risk.From losing control and crashing a brand new 500 very hard (writing it off by a mile) less than a month after getting your licence, to a bigger more powerful and WAY faster bike after getting your payout.