For me, I outgrew my looks-phase years ago. Now, if a bike has stellar handling and whatnot (such as the 2008-on CBR's), I could care less how ugly it is. Ex. the next bike I'm lusting for now is the Ducati Multistrada 1200S. It looks like it has a beak, but so what?
Charlie, We don't want tuna with good taste. We want tuna that tastes good, smells good and puts out.