Originally Posted by rbpower
I repoed a 05 Itaca Meridan yesterday. I can say it was nice inside but it had a little trouble on the hills on the way back to the shop. I think it had the 375hp cat in it.. it would down shift and needed close to full throttle to make it up the hills.
I felt the same way when I drove mine back from TX. I never felt that ISL lacked power but it is required downshifting and had to work to move up.
I suppose you gotta remember we are dealing with vehicles that are in the excess of 25000lbs. HP per pound will never be better than any small passenger cars on the road. Torque may have better figure but you are still moving a lot of weight.