Performance/looks per $$? S3 wins everytime, hands down. Its funny, but Performance Bikes was drooling all over the speedy a year or two ago. As far as the performance nakeds test, the other bikes included are at a higher price point. They come with better suspension, brakes etc. Test it in like company (ie: Kawi Z1000, whatever monster is at $10,000 or less, and any other naked bike for less than 10k), and it will shine. That test is like including a kawi ZZR600 or a CBR600F4i in a supersports test, different bikes at different prices. Now give me an S3 and the $5000 difference in price to play with, and I would have an S3 that would win that comparo hands down, and insurance would be cheaper to boot. Fuck 'em!