Much as I love my VFR750 and think it is an all round excellent bike, I missed the daily use of something a bit more sporting. I'm not young but I still enjoy riding something that handles great and has performance. I noticed very soon after acquiring my VFR a few years ago that I tended to run it harder, because it was just plain fun going through the gears, and not really ending up in go to jail territory. The gsxr1000 I have is an excellent bike, but winding it up the same way as the VFR leads to dangerous speeds for your licence. So I looked around and decided a cbr600f4i met the sporting criteria without risking my licence every time I ride it. Right off riding the CBR I missed the torque pulling away. But what I really noticed was how light it was compared to the VFR. Sure my gsxr is pretty much the same weight of the CBR, but due to the CBR being physically smaller for some reason it feels even lighter. The riding position is comfortable and if you look at cycle-ergo.com/ you will see almost identical to the VFR. I have altered the bars slightly so there is less bend. For some reason the CBR bars are the strangest I've ever used in regards to how much they turn back to the rider. I find the brakes on my VFR good, but the braided line brakes on my CBR are amazing. Even better for feel than the gsxr, which has radial brakes. The CBR is fun to rev and whip through the gears without doing ridiculous speeds. It needs 6k plus to start moving and below 5 I find the engine sounds somewhat noisy and loose. But that's not surprising seeing it redlines at 14200. The motor is fairly tractable and will pull from 6k in top gear with authority. I'm not too impressed with the suspension. The bike has only 15000 kilometeters (9K) on it with adjustable suspension. Right now it's on standard settings but feels too hard in the front and too soft in then back. I'm sure adjusting for my weight and changing the fork fluid will make a big difference. Overall it is a nice bike to ride for bend twisting and having fun on shorter rides, which is why I bought it. But, it's no VFR. For a do everything bike the VFR is still for me the better bike, and it's only downfall is it's weight. But that is only a problem on a slow twisty road. The motor is still the most satisfying I've ever ridden. Free revving, torquey, and unburstable. It's not hard to feel the RC30 and RC45 heritage in the engine. As a last note. I rode a 2009 gsxr1000 recently which had really low k's and in great shape. It was...ok. A typical gixxer. What surprised me was when I got back on the VFR after climbing off the gixxer, I found the VFR was more free revving feeling and satisfying to ride. In the real world the VFR is not a slow bike!