Now, as some of you may know, I have never really had a thing for high powered 1000cc sports bikes and I never really thought that they had a place on the streets. I RETRACT ANYTHING REMOTELY DEROGITORY THAT I EVER SAID ABOUT THEM. I had the chance to ride pillion on a 2003 R1 on sunday, and let me tell you, I have never experienced a greater rush than when the experienced rider got it up on the back wheel at an indicated 210km/h. When people say that they are "flighty", they aren't kidding. Anyway, bottom line: I still have no intention of buying a CBR1000RR, GSX-R1000, ZX-10R or R1, BUT I have a newfound respect for them. My apologies to all.