I’m still alive, haven’t crashed into anything yet, and I’m slowly getting familiar with the new beast. The throttle is VERY responsive, so a precisely controlled movement of the right hand is needed at all times. The slightest additional flick of the wrist and I’d be rocketing into the nearest hedge/fence/wall. When you get it right though it is very rewarding, and at speed the bike handles so beautifully I don’t think I could ever tire of it.
Here’s a video of the Hornet at its launch last year: