Originally Posted by Speedycaptain
Gees... I love my Speed, but I am intruiged by the new Street R. However, Id probably wait another 18 months until there are a few leftovers and my house is paid for before I get another bike...
Edit, I may have to take a serious look at the Brutale 800... that looks like it may be an exciting bike as well...
I love my 2012 Speed. I test rode both the Speed and Street R before buying and for my taste the Speed was the better bike. The new 2013 Street R looks pretty nice though.
Most of my riding these days is on the racetrack and I find the high stability level of the Speed very inspiring. I wouldn't mind if the Speed was a bit lighter so over the winter I'm going to see if I can reduce the weight. A new exhaust will drop 10 lbs easily so that's my first step - I'm thinking SC Project.
I am very intrigued by the announcement of the Brutale 800. If the bike is as good as it looks on paper then it's going to be quite a potent machine. Unfortunately, I'm sure the price tag - assuming it even comes to the U.S. - will be fairly hefty.