no, i'm not getting rid of the rc, i'm posting this for a friend.
he's on an 07 R6 and is looking to move up. right now the three bikes he's considering are:
ducati 1098 or 1198
i suggested looking at an 05/05/06 gixxer 1000 as i know a lot of you guys are big on this bike. he's been riding for a while, rode a lot of dirt bikes as a kid. he won't hide the fact that image/looks are an important consideration.
i told him i'd post this up so he could get some opinions from some of the more "esteemed" members of the forum.