I rode the Supersport S First. The bike felt perfect ergonomically for me. The lower rpm power was very surprising now that I am used to an inline 600. I am used to wrapping the motor out to get power, but the Supersport didn't require insane engine speed. I did feel like it gave up abruptly when I did wrap it all the way out. Makes me wonder how it would be as a track bike because of that. As far as handling, I thought this bike was insane. I wasn't able to take anything very quickly, but the bike just went where I wanted it to go when I had the thought of turning. It felt good at the S curve type section towards the end of the ride, but again, I couldn't really put enough speed on to really test things.
Second bike was the Speed Triple. I am absolutely in love. I can say that this bike is the most fun bike I have ridden. Gobs of power, sexy sound, light weight, wide bars. Whats not to love. It felt a little twitchy compared to a sport bike, but I could definitely see tracking this bike. For a street bike, I can't imagine a better package.
Last bike was the hypermotard. To be honest, I was a little disappointed. It wasn't that I didn't like the bike. The bike was a ton of fun but I was comparing it to my KLX450 motard. My KLX couldn't keep the wheel down if I tried. The hypermotard had no problem in the power department, but it didn't have the raw grunt that I like about the KLX. The hypermotard was definitely better at speed, but that's not what I look for in a motard. The hypermotard was super twitchy like a dirt bike, which further drove home the point that I don't like going 85 on a motard. Suspension was fantastic for a bike that is supposed to be a street driven dirt bike. I guess I am being overly critical of this bike. The reasons I sold my KLX are the same reasons I wasn't crazy about the Hypermotard. A supermoto is a compilation of compromises by design. It just boils down to what you want out of it. The overall package was very well put together