I'm not assuming knowledge 1K, I'm hypothesizing based on observations and FACT. Demographics and communication are my business.
The demographics of the entire Gawker/Kinja network skews under 30 (which in general is working off college debt, young family, young professional and not interested or capable of carving $25K out of their finances) the target demo for this bike is at the pointier, older end of the spectrum. The same crowd who gobbled up $70,000+ Desmo's a few years back. Thats why this bike is $25K, its not for people like YOU (which is why you're not buying one evidently) its for people not seeking a commodity, mass market product, they want a definition and a play thing. Your 2006 Gixxer is the very definition of a commodified mass market product
I get it you don't understand marketing or positioning, you didn't honestly think they would sell these along side Ninjettes in the hopes of up selling young Timothy when he strolls in with a learners, did you?
Follow the money. See if you can recognize the formula. Those who speak out in recursive apoplexy are doing so only through injury. Has your ego been injured because of an inability to purchase? You obviously don't see the worth so you get no opinion right. Those who are simply not interested in spending the money will not spend the money, but your cataclysmic and obsessive jangling over the price point and price point ONLY can only lead to one conclusion. You simply can't afford it and you're doubly pissed that Kawasaki simply doesn't GIVE A ****