im sure the honda is a kick ass machine, they havent really upgraded since the 04 so you would hope they would come up with something decent. it will be interesting to see how they go this year in the various superbike races around the globe.
they also didnt mention the price disparity between the hondas and suzukis. that is in both a race package, the hondas are close to 20,000$ and the suzukis are a little over 11,000$ or a road machine. neither did they mention the amount of time required between overhauls or the difference in cost between HRC parts and yoshimura parts. (substantial). of course this doesnt matter if you want to sell a magazine and you are just looking at riding the thing here and there. but anyone taking a race test seriously (that isnt a well supported team) would have to take all these things into consideration.
basically its a shallow, narrow, and rather pointless test.
but to take nothing away from honda, it still won!