bike b. the average price of bike a is $6500. the average price of b is $7100. that's a $600 difference. these bikes are naked and probably derived from sport bikes; they aren't cruisers and don't hold as much engine modification performance potential. if you buy bike a, $600 in mods isn't going to get you 50% more hp and torque like bike b has. but i'm no expert, just crunching numbers. now i understand that if you wanted more power and speed, you'd be interested in a sport bike. but i'm kind of a firm believer that if you have a choice, when dealing with motorcycles, more power is better than less power. and especially in your case when the decision is coming down to the numbers. obviously one bike is a ducati, and the other, i think you said, isn't, but i don't think brand makes a huge difference to you since you're taking a poll. if you're gonna be happy with either bike, then why not choose the one that you're gonna be more happy with?