A month ago, with some very generous help from Karl, I bought a 2004 CBR600F4i, completely stock with a tad over 9000KMs on the clock. Since then it had been sitting in Karl's garage waiting for me to get my full license. Well as of last Friday I'm a certified big boy so with some trepidation I picked up the bike and took it out for the first time. It. Was. Awesome. This is the first bike bigger than a 250 I have ridden but it accelerates faster than I can think :twisted: :twisted: I can only imagine what 1000cc sports are like . Unfortunately the only riding I've done on it is pretty much bumper-to-bumper Sydney traffic, the ride up to the Mean Fiddler and then down the Hume to Canberra today...with new tyres as well. We aren't well acquainted yet, but from what I've experienced in a straight line I like :grin:. Next weekend I'll be doing an arse load of riding, so looking forward to it. Just a run down of my thoughts on it (keep in mind I'm coming from a VTR250 with wider bars than stock): - It's fast. - It is quite comfy (I think the wider seat helps) and a bit roomier in the leg department than the VTR (didn't get uncomfortable on the non-stop ride from Sydney to Canberra). - I need to slump more and drop my arms a bit to take some of the weight off my wrists, especially when in stop start traffic...pain. Less so when I got onto the open road. - Takes a bit more to muscle about, more noticeable at high speeds but I wasn't moving about on the bike due it being the Hume and all. - Very fast. - Windscreen is not that useful unless you're really tucked down with your arse headed towards the pillion seat. Definite aftermarket job in the future. - It just does what you ask it to...always. No ensuring that your doing the gear dance or having to wind it up like on the 250. Anyhow, I'm loving it and can't wait to get out on it again. I need to get some decent photos, these are still the ones from the ad.