It's probably a good thing that I waited to get my first sportbike, a lowly GSXR600. I'm having a blast on it and justafurnacegirl enjoys riding on it too. I'm hoping to pick up a liter summer of 2015. I've tested the S1000RR. What a bike!
I do have to say that most of the guys I see with liter bikes don't ride them nearly to the what they deserve, especially in the corners.