Mark, I don't think your bike is really making 105. Did you run it on the dyno? Getting 105 out of a DS means throttle bodies, exhaust (not just slip ons), and head work. I seem to remember you told me you were only sending the head to Ducshop every other season? And my SS bike was pulling you that year, with a stock motor (SS blueprint) with an ECU and custom exhaust, it was making 103.
It's hard to compare that to someone who has a fully built motor, running U4.4, that gets valve adjustments every other weekend. (Kat's bike in the video)
Regarding the class rules, Let's face it, the SV crowd will never be happy unless it's the SV cup. Endless bitching about the air cooled Ducs, they're too expensive, etc....well last time I checked, CCS writes the rulebook, if you want to win, you build a bike to the limits of the class rules. Period.
Now there is another, less expensive alternative to the Ducs (565) and still there is moaning and groaning. Even with all this, the SV's win the majority of LW races.
Should I go race AMA with a 10 year old 600 and bitch about the Graves R6 with Magnetti-Marelli electronics? Should the 150HP 600's be kicked up to Heavyweight? Time marches on, so does the HORSEPOWER