Are the old bikes faster than the 01-present bikes. I know that some stock bikes run better than others but the reason i ask this is because i have a 98 and a 07. The 98 has 7,500 miles, 116 jet, 14/47. The 07 has 2,100 miles 130 jet 14/50. The 98 feels like it accelerates from low throttle "idle-1/4" alot harder than the 07. Could it be because the cv carb opens slower which makes it not hit as hard initially? Is it faster well i havent raced them side by side yet. I do belive the stock gearing has a higher top speed than the 14/47 on flat ground. I have had the 98 to about 71mph while the 07 has been to 76mph. I like the gearing on both of them. The 14/47 does have a little drop in rpm at 55mph and its alot better in town for stop n goes "1st gear is longer," but it doesnt have the highway power "torque" or the top speed that the 14/50 does. Oh and you can mushroom hunt in 1st gear with the stock gearing+. When i first got my bike i thought the gearing was to low but now im thinking its about right...