Ok i bought the Gixxer today, and holy shit the ride home was scary. Id be going down the highway not even knowing i was speeding. I cant believe how easily it takes off. With the ZZR250 when downshifting the blip was almost a full twist of the rist. Not anymore, that's how you flip the bike. Im getting used to it and its mad fun. Going down eastlink i didnt have to leave 4th gear. Quick question though, what is the point of a litre bike. Id imagen youd never even have to leave 3rd gear on a litre. Why do you guys have them? is it just a case of bragging rights? Also i heard in the US you can start riding on one of these things as your first bike as there are no restrictions. WTF are they thinking, and does this mean people are starting on R1s. Going from a 250 to 600 seems massive to me, i dont think id be alive today if i had started on a 600.