Concessions to comfort include a low-rise handlebar, slightly lower footpegs than the S1000RR, and seat-height options from 32 inches to 33.1 inches. These deviations open up the cockpit from a typical wrist-torturing, neck-cramping superbike, letting the S1000R function as an everyday rider, while still allowing the rage-in-a-cage persona of a superbike. As proof of merit, the S1000R has triple-disc brakes with BMW Motorrad Race ABS, Z-rated 17-inch radial tires, stability control, and selectable "Rain/Road" power modes. Priced a couple thou under the S1000RR, this one makes sense on multiple levels, particularly in comfort and value. Wunderbar!