Yes I know when it comes down to it its my decision. I have about 5000 miles of road experience (which I know is not a lot) over the last few years, have taken the MSF courses, am 31 years old, and have been riding a piped/jetted VTR-1000 for the last year or so. I want to start riding on the track because I find myself riding a little too hard on the street as of late and its just not worth the risk. I like the seating position of the 954 far better than the new 1000RR and there are still a few new ones to be had at a good deal in my area. How is the 954 as a track bike? I considered a 600RR but its simply not comfortable for me for longer ride on the street which I still do. I also thought about an R6 but I am afraid that I am so used to the torque of the twin that I will not like the R6 as a street bike. I liked the R1 I rode but I have always been a fan of Honda bikes.