geonaut wrote: Supersports are much better road bikes.
Right you are geonaut, the saying goes, "It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow."
The same is true of cars on public roads, in my experience. Around town, good luck lighting up 2nd to redline in the M3, but my E30 can pin 3rd on on-ramps without breaking the law (well, maybe a little).
I think the key is taking your machinery to the proper venue - the track is the only place to push the limits.
I'm inclined to agree with you and purchase the triple before the 1000. Its just more fun to push on local roads, and still a thrill at the track. Probably lighter and less expensive also. Honestly, my abilities are not developed enough yet to consistently push the limits of a 1000 anyway. I'd rather master a super sport artfully, before moving on to a 1000.