Nice to compare them. The GSXS has it's mainly ex GSXR followers and Honda will probably have a high proportion of ex CBR riders. Very civilised the Honda in general and in my opinion that's what lets it down. Suzuki are always that bit more on the edge in both performace and style. As is shown in the clip attached.
I had by '11 CB1000R for four years before selling it for the F. It's pretty hard to fault, well built, smooth power delivery, nice handling characteristics. 2008 - 2012 it was up there with the rest, but for me Honda has failed to develop the bike into what it should be now. No TC, no gear indicator on it's digital dash and underpowered in it's class.
Oh, and I knew of only a handful of owners that kept the exhaust.... not only is it a little ugly and very heavy, it's whisper quiet!
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