it's definitely a ton of weight. but, those 890's are pretty light and pretty damn fast i raced against Andy on his 890 up in the PNW and he can make pretty short work of a 600 at a tight track like the Ridge. it just mobs away out of the corners. on a longer track the aerodynamics and power come more into play; he needed to draft to stay with us. against the 1300cc Indian I can however absolutely see his gripe, 40lb on top of a 400cc disadvantage is a lot. what's funny however is that if you look at the lap sheets, he had identical trap speeds as the Indians during the first race. But I have a hunch that those indicate the Indians pushing air and Andy doing everything he could to hang on to the draft, meaning that that "parity" actually was a disadvantage.