I was telling a friend the very same thing, that these crotch rockets are peaches in a basket! All the same very little difference, I believe that the rider makes the bike. If you can ride, you can ride. Most have preferences, I am no different. When I went to purchase my bike- after months of investigating, I knew I wanted a Zx636. Every1 tried to get me to get this one, that one and that other one. But a true rider just said to me, "if thats what you want to ride, then ride it! The biggest difference from one to the other is the Maker's name and logos. And they all go fast! Its how you Ride!" And I ride to ride again!