Fair points there.
However, going from 600cc to 1000cc is an upgrade, going from 135hp to almost 200 is also an upgrade, so is the OEM quick shifter, steering damper and many other neat toys you get with the 10. Yes it's not an upgrade to your pocket or in the nimbleness/forgiveness department which is what is somewhat holding me back.
Not really, that's what I'm trying to say. A McLaren P1 would not be an upgrade to my Dodge Ram 1500. It's just a different type of car for a totally different purpose. It can't haul anything, it can't tow a trailer, it can't go over a rougher terrain, it can't hold 5 people, etc. More power doesn't necessarily mean upgrade, that's what I'm trying to say. Now a 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 would on the other hand be an upgrade because it's the same type of vehicle but pretty much better in every way.
Going back to my example before, I would even venture to say that after having that Ducati 1198, now I "upgraded" to that CBR500 and the ZX6R because now I can race in lightweight class AND middleweight, which before I couldn't. If I was in the market for a big bike now, it wouldn't be an "upgrade", it would simply be another bike for another function, which for me would be to be able to race in unlimited racing classes. Again...different types of bikes for different functions.
It's just a terminology thing...which bugs me I guess lol. I've also seen people say "moving up to a 1000cc bike", and then they crash it right away because they can't handle it. Yeah, you didn't really move "up" now did you? lol