for the track instead of a SBK. There is so much money that goes into a track season. You can spend $2k-$3k easy just to ride and then you need gas, tires, hotels, etc. No wonder people want some cheap Japanese bike that you don't have to worry about valve check/adjust and belt replacements every offseason. I mean sure if you do your own work it's not too bad on a SBK, but not many people do their own valve work. The extra $500 or whatever you pay for someone to do your own work is a few track days or a couple sets of tires. I just can really understand. And from my experience last season on the track it wouldn't have mattered what bike I was on. I was doing too much learning basic track riding and all and the least of my concerns was how good I guess the bike felt compared to say a Japanese bike.