You have an R6 Jamie?! Whats the power delivery like, ive heard its all supposed to come over 10k? I like just pootling round crusiing sometimes, is that possible on an R6? Oh and which model have you got? The new 2009 black and gold looks nice.
the R6 is a ok bike, still doesnt have the raw edgey feel a Gixer has.
As for the 1098, i think you'll find it hard to live with. And im surprised you have got insurance on a 1098s Im nearly 25, riding nearly 8 years...IAM under my belt and the insurance for me was nearly £1200. And thats TPFT.
To be honest for 14k, your best of buying a Jap, and spedning the rest on serious modifications. and who needs Ohlins on the road, i leave that stuff for the track.