In need of more honest review
Although I enjoy the reviews I wish they were more objective and critical of key features. If we look back say last year to the 848 EVO review we hear similar praises about this revolutionary super awesome bike. After every publication on the planet giving head over heels reviews on the 848 EVO I went and bought one and traded my r6 in. Huge mistake. Why?? Well every review, which is similar to this one fails to mention all of the big faults in any of these reviews.
Here are some examples of my 848 EVO experiences. Stock steering damper lasted the ride home before it was ripped off and replaced with aftermarket nitrogen damper(ok that is not too uncommon). Low RPM stumble from poor fueling at low rpm due to emmisions gear and exhaust. Replaced ECU, and exhaust to fix. Was told stalling in neutral coming to a light with the clutch pulled in in normal and not to worry(WTF?) Stock windscreen barely covers the dash and provides zero wind protection(replaced), Mirrors point at my belt buckle at furthest setting out(replaced with camera system and lcd screen). Bike delivered brand new from dealer with fogged headlights(I mean really?) Lack of trail forces the need for much higher damper settings then normal to tame headshake and poor suspension design(required offset triple clamps, new forks, and new rear shock to fix suspension issues). Dont even get me started on the fuel tank(turned into a pretzel after 4 months on a brand new bike) and that is overlooking the piss poor range the bike gets at less then 90miles out of a full tank of fuel. I could go on but you get the point. I spent at least double what I paid for the bike to fix a brand new bike to make it so it was rideable.
These are the things that I think every rider wants to know about before they buy. They want to know that the Honda CBR1000RR blows oil, they want to know that Suzuki has an appetite for voltage regulators; they want to know about all those must have items after you buy that shiny new bike and get it home.
I think most of us can agree that picking any modern sportbike will satisfy most every riders needs regardless. It is however all of those other things that either make or break the experience. A comprehensive review that covers things like windscreen, switchgear, mirrors, tank range, lever pressure on clutch, adjustable features, steering damper function, dash functions, via a real walkthrough of the bike would be an innovative and welcome change in the industry.