Sent a pm to bugeater who recently bought a blue 05 CBR1100XX and we were comparing notes. I was saying that I was loving my new Blackbird (06 Silver) but mentioned that I noticed that the gears were a little awkward in that I have occasionally missed a gear in my Rossi touring boots and was considering lowering the gear shifter a little to try. He had some good constructive comments which I thought were worth posting; "Yeah I'm loving it. The only real issue I'm having is the fuel consumption is rather high. I only got 9km/l on my last tank. I'm hoping it is just my riding style, so I'm trying to keep the cruising RPM below 3000 while commuting and see what happens. Below 3000RPM the O2 sensor supposively adjusts the fuel mix. I also just finished installing a Power Commander on it (like an hour and a half ago). It has really smoothed out the power delivery. I found it quite snatchy at low RPM and low gears, which was a bit annoying when going around corners. It seems to be gone now. I have found the gears to be a bit clunky too. Once again I think my riding style might affect that a bit. I just need to get out and go for a good ride. There are some great motorcycling roads around Melbourne, so I've just got to go find them Have you joined the www.ozblackbird.net forums? They seem like a pretty helpful bunch and there is lots of good information there. They are also doing a group buy at the moment on power commanders for a really good price."