Sounds like fun! Some droolworthy machinery you were riding with, especially the KTM and the beemer. I'd say a S1000RR is my dream bike, but I want to stay alive so I'll pass. I need to make some riding friends, all my friends with bikes are out of town (3-7 hours).
I took the opposite kind of ride last night. Decent temps (~50 degrees, sun was setting, beautiful country sunset and scenery, loping along at 50mph. Took the back way home with some tree-lined winding roads and just enjoyed the smells and views at 25-30mph. Laid back but really enjoyable, especially on a bike that's so easy to ride.
2000 TT600 | Black and Yellow | TOR pipe, K&N, 10166 map and some other stuff.