If it is going to be a "second" bike, how long will it take you to run 6000 miles? If you have to throw $500 to the dealer every 18 months, big deal. If someone is doing 25k miles a year I would think the cost of service is an issue.
Someone will chime in if the S2R 1000 is going to be on the longer service intervals as the new 1100s.
I understand the concept of torque, and I understand that my liter bike has more than enough @ 4000 rpm to handle just about any car/minivan/SUV I might need to deal with "through town". I might not wheelie away, but I'll speed away at a fine clip. And during track days I'll have the option of running high RPM. At least I'm making the choice, rather than the mechanical limitations of my M/C making the choice.
Fellas, fellas. Come now. I dear Kook is hosting a Leadership seminar. If you remember he is a born leader and people naturally follow him. As soon as the Kook Holiday Summit concludes MO's Prophet will be back to lend his delicate words of wisdom to us lesser folk.
Hmmm...imagine that. I wonder what the difference was?
I kind of wished everyone that posted a "what should I buy" or similar news article (like this one) would also post a first ride report on their final purchase with photos. Everyone could include a final out the door price (or, if used, what you were able to haggle down to), where it was bought, first real weekend ride, and other tidbits that only a non-motojournalist could chime in on.