Restrictions ended this week so I have upgraded and loving it! I got an 04 GSXR 1000. Loving the power increase.. especially since 99% of my riding is 60km down a boring highway to and from work. So far I have found the power to be quite controllable, haven't had any scary moments this far and to be honest unless you really reef it the front wheel doesn't come up that easy (my 100kg+ body size might be influencing that though). Keeping my license clean might be harder though.. 120 - 140kmph feels like nothing.. just wish the cops agreed lol I honestly feel safer riding it than the old 250. I used to get stuck behind trucks and stuff before and the ability to overtake was limited so you would need a huge gap to safely get past and the wind buffeting from the truck used to blow me around a fair bit. Now overtaking is such a breeze your past and in front so quickly your never stuck. Being a bigger big the buffeting is nearly un-noticable. Anyway you guys read 50 of these threads a day and know how it all goes so I'll just shut up and show the pics.