Well I'd better kickstart this thread. As my XJR1300 never really fitted into any of the other categories, finally a 'Naked' thread has been created. (Thanks Mods ) I bought the Yamaha XJR1300 (FI model) a couple of years back, always wanting a GSX1400, I found it hard to locate one for the right price. And seeing Suzuki, stopped producing the GSX1400, heading down the B-king path, I was a little put off with the 'End of an Era' situation. Then I got offered the XJR for a bargain, with low Km's, so I bought it with a plan to off-load it in around 12months. However, I now see the XJR as a keeper, even if I re-evaluate my lifestyle, I think at worst it will be covered and placed in the rear of the shed, for down the track when my boys will enjoy it. I wasn't too sure about the '5' speed gear box (as I believed a 6-speed was needed); however, this thing has that much torque from the bottom right through, I have just become lazy, and can't be bothered changing gear more than I have too. Regarding being a naked: well that's a choice thing, however, I have found tinkering with the mechanics of the XJR to be easy. Wind buffeting was the only issue; however, fitting a screen has enhanced the overall handling of this machine, and I no longer need to scrub the insects/bugs off myself. I will post up a pic, next time I roll it out for a play.