The GSXR 125 doesn't make sense to me. Maybe for junior racing leagues, but even then, not really?
GSXR needed a 250 or a 300 to compete in the super strong market right now and they kind of missed the mark there I think.
That being said, of all the announcements made so far, I like their new bike the best. It is making some much needed advancements and them, along with the CBR1000, are doing exactly what I have been saying everyone needed to start doing: make two models, a performance one and a cheaper one for all the people who don't want to spend $25,000 on a bike they will only take to the track a couple of times.
I don't like the CBR so much. It looks terrible, which is not all that matters. It does have Brembos, Ohlins, a much needed power upgrades but I have my worries it's not enough. With them dropping the 600, they needed to come out with a bang and I worry the CBR is still going to be the underdog of the group.
I don't like the new color options on the S1000RR. I think the current colors look better.
The Aprilia is getting some nice updates.
The new Ducati, though, is the most intriguing bike to me. Ducati realizes not everybody can justify a bike that costs as much as a decent car, and not everybody needs a full race bike for their daily commute. Ducati has been suffering a bit for this, but the Supersport is tackling that. A full fairing, full feature, comfortable full fairing motorcycle was desperately needed. The only other bike that was close was the CBR650f and I believe Honda missed the mark there as well, as much as I wanted them to not.
I saw a Ducati dealer say pricing is $13,000 and $15,000 on the Ducati. If that is true, that will be an EXTREMELY competitive motorcycle over the next few years.
I'm definitely eager to see what Yamaha announces with the R6. If they can do to the R6 what everyone else is doing to their liters, I think they will have a recipe for success that only Triumph is filling right now: a bike with all the features that isn't a 1000.