Though we wanted to stay away from technical mumbo jumbo for this piece, we can’t deny that the power curve of a motorcycle impacts how much fun it is to ride. Whether you’re riding an inline-four, a v-twin, or a single, all engines deliver power in its own unique way. If you’re a fan of lowdown pull, a Cruisers may be the best fit for you. If you prefer a linear powerband with loads of horsepower, you should probably opt for a more technologically advanced machine.

Between the rise and fall of the torque curve and power curve, there’s a particular power delivery that suits everyone. The trick is knowing which one matches your riding style. Once you peg that down, fun is destined to follow.