GSXS1F vs N1K
After lurking for two weeks, I have decided to register and ask my question here and hopefully I get a solid and relatively unbiased responses.
I am 39, been riding for 5 years, have owned a Ninja 250, and a 2014 ZX6R. As I get older, I am realizing that while the 600s and 1000s supersport look really nice, my wrists and back don't care for them as much and there's not much aftermarket in terms of bags and that's why I have narrowed down my next bike to be either an GSXS1F or a Ninja 1000. I have looked around, seen the reviews of both bikes as well as comparisons but would like some real world input.
Again, this will be my third bike and I am looking for a bike that will serve mostly as a commuter and occasional canyon carver. Over the past 3 years with the 2014 ZX6R, I've put on 15,500 miles or roughly 5K miles per year and approximately 14K was commuting. I also ride every chance I get, close or far, even if I run to the store to get an occasional item or two. I have a tank bag but would like a tail bag, hard case if possible and I see there are options for both the GSXS1F and the N1K. I have found two bikes and this is where the input comes in:
Bike 1: Brand New Left Over 2016 GSXS1F in the red and black, OTD for $8300. I do don't necessarily care for the red and black but I don't dislike it either.
Bike 2: 2014 N1K with 1200 miles in blue (which is my preferred color), owned by 63 year old who realizes the bike is sitting more than he is riding, comes with factory hard saddle bags for $7,300. He purchased it in June of 2015 so realistically, he's had it for 2 years and 1 month.
With the GSXS1F, it's brand new which is always nice but I will have to get hard saddle bags or a hard tail case which will run at least $400 which brings it to about $8700 roughly. The N1K is two years older BUT it only has 1200 miles, guy has paperwork for the 600 mile service and just had the oil changed in February.
Relatively speaking, for my purposes, which bike would be the better bike? Just looking for opinions here.