Hi, Just started looking for a new bike. Havent ridden for a few years my last bike was a gsxr600 (2000 model). Having some difficulty finding the info I really want to know on all but the R1, GSXR1000, ZXR1000 and CBR1000. (Im thinking a 1000cc full fairing bike is the sort of thing I want) The comparisons Ive read on those seem to pretty much rule out all but the R1 and GSXR (for what I want to do with it anyway). Basically what Im after is: 1. The fastest track day bike I can get 2. Something that will blow anything anyway in a straight line (from the lights) 3. Something that looks hot 4. A badge/brand that will make my mates jealous I know I will need to make some compromises but thats pretty much my order of priority. Having some difficulty getting the info I want on other options e.g. Ducati, MV Augusta etc. apart from whats on their websites (no prices etc). How much would a comparable ducati cost me (e.g. comparble in performance to the R1)? Is it possible to get a MV Augusta for around $30K? If so is it worth my while? Are there any other options I should be looking at? Obviously the Ducati etc will cost a bit more so keep in mind if I go with something cheaper it will be getting an exhaust, shocks etc almost straight away (if need be) Im in the very early stages of looking. I have a lot of research and decision making to go so any info, opinions, links to other articles/threads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks heaps in advance. PS: Great site and forum looking forward to getting to know it alot better.