A rider pulled up next to me on a mint v-max at a red light bragging about how fast his shiny bike was and how he said it was turbo charged(pointing to the intakes that run along both sides of the tank. When I told him my bike was considered the fastest bike in '86 he through his head back and said HAH!! So we made our left turn, him quircking the throttle on hard then off. Not realizing he had gained nothing on me keeping a steady keep pace throttle on him. I was in the right lane so he was clueless. Taking our right turn onto the get on ramp to the freeway he through me a peace sign across hiss chest as if he wouldn't see me anymore. I had enough! Now I had never been up against anything on this bike but that was all I needed to see. On the right turn (him on the left) I hear him rev then look at me on the right side. I was on his tail light when he let it go(full throttle). I only rolled 2nd let off the throttle for a click(no clutch) and slammed 3rd. I passed the V-max with my front wheel only 1 foot off the ground. I was being pulled hard from the H.P. that I didn't expect from this older machine but was loving it. Doing the same type shift into fourth when my front tire touched he was toast. After trying to catch me by quick shifting his into fourth That was all she wrote. If a bike's turbo or so called can't keep up. GIVE IT UP!!!!!!!!!!! My bike had 18,560mi at this encounter. K&N filter kit, System-K Kerker. MY POINT!!!! NEVER count an old cow out.