...that tweeks me: it's the liberal interpretation of production motorcycle that the AMA uses whenever thay have to in order to put a US manufacturer's bike on the grid. Then again, the AMA has a history of biasing it's decisions in favor of the good ole' USofA, too.
Since most all bikes are fast enough for the street I'd prefer the bike with the shortest stopping distance. I made up a list of the bikes that MCN teated that stopped from 60 mph in less than 110 feet. (Note that the fastest stopping cars run in the 120s, the 911 for example.)
Nighthawk 750 (shortest distance of all)
Vulcan Mean Streak
Only one "sportbike" on that list. And it's not the ZX6R. Looks like you bought an underperforming bike with a poor cost/performance ratio...
With the awful visibility of the sportbike and the poor handlebar leverage and it's no wonder that the kids on 600s are killing themselves off so quickly.
good read in new Cycle News interview with Ducati men y they think they deserve bump to 1200cc. They say V-twin is at end of development life and super-expensive to keep competitive. And I4s are at beginning of development.
For most GPTB types I would think that any bike that had forward foot pegs would be easier for them. i.e. they wouldn't get freaked out...Wasn't that yahoo with the thesis of the Big brother Motorcycle Monitioring system from MCN...Since most GPTBs ride only cruisers it is no secret that MCN riders did better on cruisers... You can't tell me that Colin Edwards could stop shorter on a Night Hawk vs. R1..Sorry don't believe it. Another sloppy research thing again by MCN