I think that you only live once and IF you can afford to get a HP4 then go ahead and enjoy it. They are a great looking bike and should be the fastest bike on the market. I dont see how the Panigale could be any faster. the Suspension is the most interesting part of bike. 26k is alot for a bike but when you want the best you have to pay for it. I will wait a year or two see what BMW has coming out then(maybe a engine redesign).
Street and Backup track- 2012 KTM 1190 RC8R- White and Orange, Dominator exhaust, Bazzaz with TC and QS, Ohlins suspension, Sato Rearsets, GBR race covers
Track- 2011 BMW S1000RR with ABS, TC, and Race Assist. BST Wheels, Shorai Battery, Full Akrapovic Exhaust, Bazzaz, Full Ohlins suspension, Vortex Rearsets, BMC Race Filter, Pazzo Racing Levers, Yoshimura Case Protectors, Stomp tank Pads, Puig Windscreen, Frame Sliders and Fender eliminator