Well it's been a week of extreme fun and learning... coming from an old rattler bandit 250 to a K4 GSXR-1000 does that! I spent a considerable amount of time test riding bikes only to determine that I wanted a sportbike, rather than the sport/tourer that I had previously considered "the right bike for me" After testing a Gixxer 600 and 750, a CBR6 and countless "tourers" I was set on the 750.. Well my bike sold and I hated the feeling of being sans bike, so I made a brave split second descision and bought a bike on ebay with an hour to go.. The price was right, the bike I thought might be a big mistake! I was wrong, the 1000 takes a fair amount of self control, but for what it is, a pure sportbike, is amazingly comfortable and stable, handles and stops well and is a dream to ride. I will be keeping this bike for some time , while I explore every avenue it has to offer. around 3000kms this week has taught me a few good lessons, along with some assistance from riding buddies. and now the pic Chris PS : had I been a youngster and bought this bike i could see the temptation too much and a BIG mistake, but add age and experience to the mix and you have a very capabale (and safe) bike in the hands of an inexperienced yet sesnsible rider.