Hello all! My first post is to ask a question that is of course probably overdone haha. But I'm purchasing a new Monster either next week or the week after, and i'm torn between these two. Obviously money no object i'd be getting a 1200s, but i'm trying to be somewhat budget conscious. I'm wondering if anyone has ridden both to compare (i'm trying to secure a test ride of both from the dealer) and found that the 821 was the bike for them? I've owned both a GSXR-600 and currently ride a Yamaha V-Max so obviously I like speed. My concern is that if I save a buck on the 821 i'll be disappointed with the speed. Can anyone argue that I won't? Thanks for any and all opinions and cheers, happy spring!