I had a huge dilemma choosing between my SPR and a 1000. In the end I went with the SPR because it was different, and the article says that the Brutale was outpaced because of the engine on the 1k, but never losing sight. If that's the case with a Brutale, then F4 750 owners shoudn't have an after thought about upgrading. I'm glad I got the SPR, it really is different, and I think it was the pinnacle of the 750's...am I right on that? Meaning it was the last of the special models?