I purchased a 696+ with the yellow skins and 14T sprocket with the Termignoni racing package. I bought it used in the US and got a terrific deal (60% of what new would have cost for a one and a half year old bike). I like that it is very nimble, grunty, agile, economical and brakes well. It has tons of character (unlike my previous FZ6) and very usable power. I can ride for hours with the touring seat and the riding position is actually very comfortable. Amazing for a bike that is the size of a 250cc bike! I highly recommend it especially if most of your riding is around town and suburbs.