After my beloved 99 r6 was painfully stolen earlier this last week, I found the only remedy for my ghastly malaise was to focus all my energies into a mission to find a new two wheeled steed. A quick note on the 99 r6...I bought the beast from a dodgy character for $AU5k 4 years ago. It was love at first turn of the throttle. Very few problems over the four years we were together. Cam chain tensioner. carbs rebalanced. other than which, nothing major. I rode it through hell and high water. Never found it lacking power anywhere in the range. I miss it already...and hope those who took it have been thrown from the saddle. It was not long ago when my mechanic told me that whilst balancing the carbs his smart tool also showed leakage; he had recorded on his iPhone the graphic equalizer style bars. He showed me, told me that a healthy engine stays in the green, a engine in need of attention moves into the amber, and a ****ed engine goes into the red. Mine was all over the red...Still not sure to this day what the likely issue was, yet he told me that it was probably worth more than the bike to have whatever problem is responsible fixed. My heart sank a little, but he smiled and said... 'dont worry, its an old whore but still a weapon on the road'. My plan was to ride it until it died a natural death. Yet that wasn't to be. So now I have found and purchased today a 2007 r6 V model, with 22k on the clock, looks beautiful, comes with a bunch of receipts, all possible documentation. And seems to have been well loved and well looked after. The test ride was...odd. Yesterday I had tried a 2007 gsxr600 and found it horrid. The thing felt stiff, so upright, and I concluded that had I been standing and shifted it into neutral, I could probably have given it a push and it would stay officiously upright before falling, without the front forks turning in the slightest. Which I didn't like and was not at all what I found with my r6. The exhaust was after-market. And maybe it was the sound which affected my perceptions, but it felt like the power was nothing until 4-5000rpm, when it came on strong. So today, trying the 07 r6, I was a little bothered to find a similar feel with the power, yet the turning and agility were far better than the gsxr. I took it. Yet hesitance remains regarding the clutch grab and low down power. Surely I am mistaken? For whilst I am certain the power comes on stronger and more fierce when moving through the rev range. However, the clutch didnt want to grab as quickly as I am used to. Is this adjustable on the 07 r6? What can I expect from my new 07 r6? Can I adjust the grab of the clutch?