I have ridden both bikes, I really like both of them honestly. They're so different, it's hard to quantify which one is better. I haven't ridden the BMW on the track, but I have ridden the Panigale on the track, many different versions from the base to the R. I prefer the thinness of the Panigale over the fat BMW. The peg to seat and seat to peg distances are also totally different and the BMW just feels more comfortable over the longer distance rides, even though it's clearly a fatter bike.Price vs performance? Witch recommend, you've handled both bikes?