As the off-season hits here in the midwest, its time to start thinking about upgrades. I just starting racing this year and I really like running in the 1000 cc classes. However, my 2008 cbr1000rr is behind most of the zx10's and R1's and even the newer cbr's. It is pretty well set up, but it is outgunned against most bikes in the class in hp and technology. Im still really new to racing, so I am okay on a bike that might be less-competitive, comparatively, than the majority on grid. I am still not as fast as the bike is. My poll question is, do you think your bike is competitive, and how much do you think it matters? By competitive, I mean suspension, weight, hp, rider aids, etc. I know there are riders that could win unlimited races on SV's and riders that couldn't podium on a new R1 in a lightweight sprint. I am really targeting the middle-third of riders.