fair question classic 11. first off, i'm about 6'3" and 46 years old, so just did not feel like being in a crouched position all the time like a pretzel. i also live in California which has endless amounts of twisty roads 1/2 hour from my house and wanted to be able to take my second bike out on those roads too. so while my CB will spend lots of time at the track, i did not want a "dedicated" track bike. Finally, with the upgrades i did to the CB (ohlins, damper, slipper clutch), the bike handles extremely well; more than able to keep pace with more traditional track bikes. i'm not looking to race or break any records, but i'd say i'm moderately fast (think middle of the pack on an A group at the track) so this felt like the best of both worlds. it's comfortable enough to spend a day on at the track or street, has amazing handling and torque, plenty of HP (and room for more with exhaust upgrade etc), the engine of a '07 cbr, etc. believe me i thought of getting a daytona or cbr600 or 1000, but in the end this was the perfect balance of performance and old man ergonomics
. it was really fun at the track, never felt like i did not have enough bike to keep pace.