Another question for the forum.
ABS or non-ABS? Is ABS really worth the additional $1,000 USD I'd have to fork out?
If you're heavily into track days or plan to race, then I'd say no to ABS.
For mainly road use, take every rider aid you can get. Yes, choose ABS.
Have you considered the 2017 GSXR 1000...Although you may get hung up on the looks as Suzuki sacked their Superbike styling team around 2005.
I've not ridden one but they are supposed to be awesome...I own a K5 1000 and they say it is a step back to the greatness of this bike.
About looks...I don't think there has been a good looking Japanese Superbike since the 04-06 R1.
The Japanese must love what Michael Bay did with the Transformers licence because every bike released since the 2007 movie has looked all angular and well...shit.
have too much function over form.
Japanese don't seem to understand that...It's a shame you don't get the same collaborations like you do in the car world with different groups (as in cultural) of people working on bikes.
Lamborghinis being a good example...Built by reliable Germans...Styled by Italians (because they don't seem to understand that vehicle wiring sometimes will see water what with it being used outside).
Actually that's a crap example as most Lambos are all triangular too now :)
The world's gone angular.
Maybe I need to look closer to home..The Brit Adrian Morton designed MV range = lush!
The yet to be released Norton V4 SS = sticky pants.
The Italians are still doing it for good looks with the Panigale...and still doing it in unreliability...The Panigale...Scrambler (a friend's bike stopped working when caught out riding in the rain...The bike is incompatible with Wales)