Iam a GSX-R dork
Ya maybe its time to get out of the GSX-R rut. My original bike was an 86' gsx-r 750, next was a duplicate '86 gixer, then the 98' 600 till it was nicked. I donno why, but they fit me like a glove ( I haven't owned a car since the early 90s'). The Kawasakis all feel a bit too civilized, so do the Hondas. I rode an R-1 the other day, and it was downright comfy - upright riding and all. There isn't really anything else that makes me feel as good when riding a GSX-R, except maybe a 916, 996, 998, RSV, etc. -out of my price range. Its not like I will ever reach any of the limits on any motorcycle on the street ('xept for a Hog Iam sure), but its just gotta feel good, know what I mean?
2001 models are tempting, but the thought of the bike being ridden out of the lot at full throttle back when it had zero miles on the odometer, scares the bejeezus out of me. Maybe something will pop up when I go to a couple more dealerships this week.