Well, i had to post this.
Last weekend I went riding along two of my best buddies, Honda fans, one with a CBR 600RR and other with CBR 1000RR. As strange it sounds, we never ride with each other because of our work schedule. After more than a year, we did it. We had one rule to our trip: no straigths. The more corners and hills the better.
First time they saw my bike they became impressed, saying it was good looking and well built for a not so usual brand. First hyosung they seen. However they were not expecting the amazing performance it has in the corners. Later we swapped bikes, and I drove theirs and they drove mine. Both said the same after riding: "DAYUM!
I could never antecipate the fun I had in this bike. What an amazing surprise!".
After a lot of rubber was burned, we arrived home and start chatting.
The feeling i got from the CBR's was that they have a stunning performance, but sacrifice a lot of confort for that sporty feeling. They agreed. Although they love their bikes, they were honest and said if they knew before, they probably got Hyosung's as well. It's a lot of bike for a lot less of money.
I got my bike for less than half the 600RR and a quarter than the 1000RR.
Sure they are ( A LOT ) faster, but they couldn't get away in the corners. And in the end of the day, 300km's of corners made, I was fine and they were wrecked due to the riding position and loud exhausts.
If i liked my bike before, i simply love it now.
P.s - Gopro video incoming.