Re: how does the cbr compare
Which bike is best for you depends on what you like, how you ride, what size you are, etc.
Of the '06 litre bikes, I like the CBR best. It is extremely stable and plenty powerful. The tank on the '06 Suzuki is narrow, which should make it the best for short people like me, but I found the CBR to be the most comfortable. (If comfort was the single most important factor, I'd go back to a Goldwing.) The '05 CBR should have very similar ergos to the '06, just less agressive steering and slightly more weight.