Dropped of my R6 for a service and got given the Yamaha FJR1300AS as a loan bike. First impressions a bit scary as the thing has no clutch, but that's technology so I will give anything try. Very hard to ride slow as the clutch engaging is a bit sensative, but once you get going the changing of gears on the bars is very cool. You do have the option to switch from gear changing by foot or on the bars. Most people who have bought them seem to like the no clutch, that's what I have read. No problem with power, they get up an boogy and you can just keep the throttle open and change the gears. Riding postion is great, I didn't realise how uncomfortable the Blackbird and R6 are, for general riding these bikes are well designed. Went for a short ride to some twisty stuff, handling is very good, they don't mind going around corners fast, and very smooth ride. The only thing I don't like is the price of these things, seriously considering swapping from the Blackbird to this baby, I have always liked them. Looks like I might take a wide detour on the way to pick-up the R6.