+1Well at the time when I bought mine,before I learned anything about motorcycles really, The salesman told me that the R6 made a lot more power higher up in the rpm range and it was harder to drive on the streets. He owned one and said it was better suited for the track. Now the R6s on the other hand made more power down lower where you would use it on the streets. At the time I never thought I would take it to the track so it all made sense in my mind. Plus it was cheaper and I already had a truck payment to make so I got the S model.
Now in the advent of power commanders, Full exhausts, Chip controlled intakes anything is possible really. I love my bike to death and do not regret it at all. In the end it comes down to rider skill anyway, So you can keep your 10 extra HP. Ill just out ride you in the twistys.:fact