By this point we were ready for lunch, so our stop in Ojai was a welcome one. As we talked bikes and munched burgers and salads, a reasonably firm consensus was building, but it was a bit too early to crown a winner. Talk then turned to the next day's brunch at La Super-Rica, most of our group doubtful the fare would be as awesome as rumors suggest. After all, how different can rice and the late 1700s and early 1800s. We exited at Montecito, heading back into the hills for a date with Camino del Cielo (Way of the Sky) and Kevin Wing's cameras. Along the way we rode tighter and bumpier roads, which highlighted light steering manners, compliant-yet-controlled suspension, smooth fuel-injection response, crisp, strong brakes and plentiful midrange-all traits the CBR and GSX-R have in spades. The other bikes, spectacular motorcycles one and all, are each missing small degrees of one or more of these characteristics. And when you're analyzing performance at this level, small deficiencies get amplified and noticed-and written down.