Pretty sweet bike, I must admit. I think it would still be my third choice though (in that category - after the Aprilia and BWM). If you're bothering to buy a 1000 cc monster, then I'd say it's sort of all about that monster power. The RSV4 produces 201 horsepower at 13,000 RPM, and 85 foot pounds at 10,500 RPM. More horsepower at lower RPM, and more torque, than even the astonishing BMW motor! For ease of use and smooth handling in a more real-world bike...Gixxer power baby ;D Suzuki's 600 is still pretty hard to beat for a daily use crotch rocket IMO.
If I win the lotto, my first two SPORT bikes will probably be: 1. RSV4. 2. Daytona 675.