So before the SS was announced i was leaning towards the Striple, even though I wanted a sports fair bike. But the R6, which i had my sights on, seemed too aggressive overall, the riding position wasnt something that i was keen on for streets either. Same with GSX-R, even though its slightly more relaxed compared to the R6. Then came the SS, which fit everything that i was looking for, but at slightly more expensive price point. Since then Ive been looking for comparisons between the Striple and SS but cant find any. I didnt like the new 2017 design all that much and SS looks hot hands down.