Just my opinion.. The brakes are only good when stopping under 60mph... So in other words, they're just good for commuting at the speed limit lol. The harder I pushed my bike through twisties, the less confident I feel when braking cause it's such a spongy feeling. I mean, I could still get decent stopping power when I really pulled the lever with force but like I said... The feeling was so offsetting.
Coming from an 06 r6, when I bought my gen 1, the difference in the braking is what surprised me most. For anyone to say gen 1 brakes are great is somewhat surprising but the way I see it, great or not, if there was a list of bikes in order from best stock brakes to worst stock brakes from 2000 - now, the gen 1 would likely be in the bottom ten.