We all have different needs & wants & at different times of our lives.
Ive got zero desire to do track days any more.
Or 1/4 mile stuff
Laugh at idiots on Highways in T shirts with there extended swing arms doing 180 MPH
I dropped the $$,s on my Ducati 18 months ago primarily to use as a 2 up comfortable tourer, not a dirt bike.
It fills that role perfectly
30,000 klm later I’m very happy
A great solo ride too
Some hate taking a pillion, I’m lucky, my lady is petite, loves the outdoors in general & is always keen for a day / weekend / extended trip.
Love her dearly, never the ball & chain.
I’ll take it places I wouldn’t take the N1K that’s for sure, there’s a lot to explore in Oz, & a tire changer at home helps
Considerably more suspension travel has got to b good on the roads around here a lot of the time, it eats it up
It’s never going to b a serious dirt bike
It’s much more comfortable 2 up than the Ninja
More enjoyable character wise than the boxer BMW,s there just bland & boring
We had a ZX14R but the Ducati has replaced it.
Still love the N1K & no thoughts on selling it
Horses for courses
Theres room for a big V twin & an in line 4 in my life
Settled in my choices, for now - - -
The V4 Streetfighter would b awesome for the occasional day ride, no good as your only bike
Dreaming doesn’t hurt any.