I agree. I knew a long time ago that the superhawk was no race bike. To get the VTR anything close to a decent track bike, you need to upgrade almost every component that makes up the bike. Most notably the shock, forks, swingarm, calipers, rotors, MC, etc.... And that's just to get it to handle well and stop in a good distance.
And then on top of all that, if you want it to be competitive with modern repli racers your talking about lightend flywheel, quick action throttle, cams, pistons, stacks, light weight wheels, 520 chain, shorter gearing, strengthened frame, shift kit, slipper clutch, etc....
You can see how a track ready competitive VTR gets very expensive very quickly. For some reason I just don't want an r6 or a CBR or something. I love the VTR to much. Only other bike I'd consider is the RC or maybbbbeeeeee an 899 but it rides more like an I4 than a twin.
2004 Hayden SP2: Ohlins Shock, Racetek Fork Internals, OZ Piega Rims, Magura Radial MC, Radial Brake Brackets, Brembo Monoblocks, Brembo Underslung Rear Brake, GPR High Mounts, Woodcraft Rearsets, PC3 USB, Dynojet Quikshifter, Hotbodies Undertail, 520 Chain, SS Lines, Pinch Bolt Res Mount, Keyless Gas Cap & Ignition, Flapper Valve & Soft Rev Eliminated, Rizoma Bar End Mirror.