Got a good deal on a run out Silver one, so traded in my GSX650F on this bad boy. Sure it has looks only a short sighted mother could love, but I love it's uniqueness and radical styling. Walked into Western Motorcycles first thing this morning, signed up and a few hours later rode out. I dealt with a bloke called Glenn who was very helpful and did me a good deal. The bike seemed a bit squirrelly at first, but I put that down to the tyres, it seemed to settle as the day got on. Put 220km on it as soon as I left the showroom, which pretty much amounted to a tank of gas. First impressions: - 1st gear seems pretty high in that I find I'm having to slip the clutch in heavy traffic more than the 650 to avoid running up the back of cars. - It's very comfy at high way speeds, very little buffetting. Cruising around, it just loafs along at just over 2k rpm if you want it to. - The unholy rush of torque when you twist the throttle in ANY gear is addictive . - The guy on the scooter who just about fell off while staring at the bike as he filtered past me at the lights (not game to filter this big bus just yet), the look on his face was priceless. Next weekend we have an overnight trip coming up, looking forward to it!