Btw, I thought you quit riding because it was too dangerous.
Good memory, that was about 2 years ago before I bought the Speed Four and finally became a competent motorcyclist. At this point, I don't think I'll ever quit.
Seriously, you ever ride a 2 valve Duc? I think if I were looking for another street bike, it'd be a HyperMotard. Big bags o' fun, and you can spend all kinds of money making it even lighter and righter.
I was considering the HyperMotard but I want to wait for a review or two and at least the second model year before I drop that kind of change.
the speed triple is setup up that way out of the box. All of the wires nicely hidden, the exposed frame done in a way that makes it attractive when it's exposed.
Actually it really isn't. My big issue with the Street Triple is the suspension, it's garbage. The Speed Four had a fully adjustable front and rear, the Street Triple has preload only on the rear and I think that's it. That being the case, I'd be inclined to swap the forks/shock out with those from a Daytona 675 which means I'll be working on the bike no matter which directions I go.
Second of all - The 600RR will be faster than you want. By a LOT. Not to mention shitty ergos for an all-around streetbike until you put on the dirtbike bars - which defeats the whole "cafe racer" vibe.
Third of all - if you're not the prime candidate for an SV I don't know who is.
If the 650 doesn't blow your hair back, look for a naked SV1000. Short of all that - get an FZ6. Done and done.
I am not opposed to a fast bike, so long as it is controllable and is light and stops well. I think the 600RR would be fine in terms of power, I wouldn't want any more but I wouldn't want much less. This brings me to the SV650, I think they're nice bikes, but again, crap suspension and a wee bit underpowered for me given my size of 6'2" 230lbs. The SV1k is a solid choice but I've heard they're heavy feeling.
This does come down to an emotional choice, I was mostly just curious about between GSXRs and CBR, which one you all thought would make the best candidate for VCooking it?