I am a chain guy as I like simplicity and light weight, even if that is going to cost me more. I also like low unsprung weight as I like drifting on the loose stuff. And by the way, I have as many miles under my belt on a GSA as I have on the KTM I replaced it with and so I appreciate both bikes strong points, but I ain't getting any younger! Speed is indeed irrelevant, what counts for me is how you get there and this is where the LC8 shines. Anyway, nough said, different strokes for different folks, bla bla bla, I hope we will both be able to ride both these new hoties and discuss what we think.