Ahoyhoy, There are a couple of threads out there around this topic, but I don't think any cover this particular question; I am sure to be corrected if I'm wrong. For an all round super sports bike (commuting as well as weekend twisties) what's better in your opinion: a litre (plus) bike or something a little lighter weight? If you had a choice between a Panigale 1199 (S or R or whatever), S1000RR, R1 or Fireblade 1000 (leaving the Gixxer out as it's ugly as sin) or a Panigale 959 or Triumph 675, what would you take? I'm a relatively big fellow (6'2", 85ish kg). Personally, handling is more important than straight line speed. Fun (in a car I'd call it "chuckability") is also up there. Comfort is important as I do sit in traffic a bit. Not interested in cruisers, motards, etc. I have to admit I'm partial to the pure sex on wheels that are Panigales and the quirky, winking bimmers at the moment. The new R1 doesn't look as good as the previous, but boy does it apparently rate highly in terms of my requirements. I'm just into my restriction period, so this is academic for me to an extent... still interested in hearing your thoughts. Cheers!