You Sir are an idiot.
First off, the 08 that I rode had upgraded suspension. Clever of you to jump to conclusions.
So what? The 2012 cbr's suspension is better than both the stock and 'upgraded' suspension you rode on w/ your 08'.
I think you were just told that "nearly $10k of ohlins suspension" on a duc sucked compared to a 12' blade's suspension. Do you know how to read a graph? . Clever that you can't read.
Next, it is not the best performance bike. Even if it was, paper stats don't matter to me. I ride what suits me best.
Ride what suits you best. I'll ride what rides the best ...
That being said, the honda is the continually rated as the best all around street bike because it rides the best on the street.
Some of us buy bikes for the looks believe it or not. Owning something exotic has its appeal. Perhaps you haven't had the opportunity to own an exotic yet?
Perhaps I can buy any production bike right now in cash as I did my 2012 cbr 1000r....
I don't consider it worth it so you wont find me spending my cash on it. Rare does not equal exotic.. Handbuilt does not increase value. Brands don't cause me to automatically value one motorcycle over another. A big reason european sh*t costs so much is because their currency is ~33% more valued than the USD and due to the insane regulatory and social costs built into their products... Congratulations, you just paid a euro premium for a basic piece of machinery.. Find some euro plates and ride around so you can feel exotic.
And who are you trying to impress? The bros at the moto meet? They'll most likely think you're just a squid w/ money.
I see most duc riders and I don't think much of them or their 'exotic' rides.. Congratulations on paying more for inferior european hand made motorcycles. It's 2012, robots do it better and w/ more precision.. and p.s, the 2012 cbr 1000rr looks great and since I bought mine ive only seen 1 other one on the road .. Ironically, I see lots of 'exotic' ducatis on the street .. Probably because I live in an area where people have money or at least want to appear they do ... Real riders could care less ....
I have a CBR600RR for the track. It performs extremely well in that environment so for on the street , yes, it is about looks, engine characteristics and wow factor.
Congrats, I previously owned one for 4 years. Sold it w/ 27k+ miles on the clock
Maybe you are too stupid to understand this. I suspect you are a fanboy. I have met many of those on Ducati forums and frankly it wouldn't be too harsh to group all of you as idiots.
Now as they say on the other side of the pond, Fack off.
Please .. You have no valid points and are resorting to the all to familiar 'fanboy' name calling. As we say here "grow up"