I bought my bike strictly for the application I feel it was intended for. It's an '02' CBR 600 F4i. I'm into sports that involve manuvering both body and equipment through the given terrain of the sport. Skiing, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and mountian biking are at the top of my list. All of these sports are fast and demanding and require a high level of concentration and awareness of the changing enviroment. They are very specific with respect to the equipment needed to maximize performance.
And all of them have a "Lean Factor" which translates into experiencing some "g-force" while carving a turn. The F4i affords good handling, snappy turning, and more than enough power to give me a stiffy in the twisties.