after nearly buying a road bike a few years ago, i finally did it today. i've ridden dirt/enduro bikes on and off for the last 15 years, but never road bikes (2 small test rides at dealerships) took the bike for a ride to yankalilla and back, and was an excellent experience. i was a bit suprised that i took to the basics (which i've read on here several times for mental practice) quite well. i still didnt have the absolute smoothness in corners, but i was happy with how it all felt. looooovvvveee the acceleration, and lights that are actually useful. its a used cbr600f4i. in perfect nick still and fully serviced.