Two years ago I bought a low km '98 CBR600F3, it was a fantastic bike and would do pretty much anything well. From commuting to track days and a little bit of off roading it begged to be ridden. However after 72,000kms it was getting a little tired and needed decent money to be spent. Between that and my apparent mid life crisis (ha!) I decided it was time to get modern. So I spent much time looking around for the replacement. I really wanted something with well sorted suspension, great low/mid range and good longevity. I got a leg over a modern cbr6, tried on a gsxr750 and looked at pretty much everything else by the big four. I put a deposit down on a white gsxr750. However I did the sums and found that I couldn't justify the massive loan I would need to get out. Browsing bikesales one afternoon I found it! Black '05 GSXR1000 with 8,000kms. I rang the buyer (total champ!), not dropped, serviced at least once a year seen a couple of track days but looked after. Within 2 hours I was taking it for a test ride. Low/mid range power - CHECK! Good suspension - check. Ride position.. so/so. General condition of the bike was close to showroom. For $11k he included a full service, 11 months rego, all the accessories, bike cover and all paperwork and service history. Sadly I had to sell my CBR6 in order to help repay the loan on the new bike. For one night I owned two road bikes. Here's my pic to prove it to myself.