I thought it was probably about time that I joined up on here. I have been riding for nearly 4 years on a 250 Hurricane and have finally upgraded to a brand new 07 R1 (It's been for it's first ride and has 22kms on the OD) So in that respect I'm a new rider having only riden up to a 250 before this, and from my short spin last night all I can say is it's phenominal, though I do have to be very very wary of my speed (just cruising through 2nd and 3rd and I was already over 80km/h) I'm just in the process of breaking in the engine and then over summer I'll be in melbourne a fair bit (as that's where my friends live) for a few rides etc, so might have to come along to some of the net-rider ones. I'm 26 Male from Shepparton (moved up here start of this year) and this is my new toy. First thing to go will be that huge chunk of plastic on the back holding the indicators, replace with a little metal eliminator and then some mini indicators all round. Hope to catch some of you around at the rides.