The argument isn't about super stock, it's about Ducati not being able to touch Japanese bikes for even remotely close to the same money. I applaud BMW for making the SRR faster but only slightly more expensive, and even though I like Ducati I hope their 1199 crashes and burns sales-wise for being so much money.
Well the 1199 won't bomb and i feel the tri-colore is inline with the technology and performance it has, 2012 bike of the year and 2012 World Superstock champion without a doubt. As mentioned there is nothing as close as Super Stock... exhaust, tuning and mild suspension changes.
Here is a few things i think of taken from some comments i completely agree with.
I4's.. Compared to the likes of a Ducati 1098/1198, triumph 675 & aprilia RSV4.
It's just an inline 4-it does this it does that.. its like a tool, use it and put it away
The 3 euro bikes are on a journey with me, they entertain me, excite me
I4's are a bit forgettable, ride them, get off, that was good where is my NON I4?
Just a preference thing, and the whole cost thing is BS... If you cant afford one don't hate save some money and make it happen, not make excuses about it being more than the disposable rides.
If anyone has to argue about the japanese disposable bikes... well beside a RC45, RC30, R7 is there anymore? Though seeing a 90 zx7r or 1987 VFR750 interceptor is always a nice one, or even a 1986 CBR1000 hurricane.