Those shootouts are a joke. Pick the bike YOU want because RacerX is biased. It totally looks like they picked the NEWEST bike out of the bunch and gave it top honors. If you like blue buy blue and ignore those magazine that are looking to "sell" magazines and advertisements and not tell you the real truth about the bikes. Do I sound bitter? I hope so because that is their goal, sell, sell, sell... to you and me and make their advertisers happy so the advertisers will buy more pages and RacerX will make more money. Whatever happened to honesty?