I don't understand how manufacturers can still release bikes with poor brakes. Each of the big 4 Japanese makes bikes with excellent brakes and some rather less than excellent. My ZZR14 has excellent brakes - the Hayabusa Mk1 I owned had much weaker brakes, yet my more recent Suzuki GSXR1000 has great brakes. The only possible excuse is $$$. Surely not a good place to make savings?