I have had one of these for 5 years now and I still love it!! It was the first bike I got on after a big accident in which I broke my back and basically was paralysed down my right leg by. I was desperate to get back on a bike, as well as scared witless, and this is the first one I went for. I rode a ZX6R before my accident and I have to say they are entirely different while staying kinda the same. If that made sense?? There is comfort in abundance (for a sporty anyway) it has a solid engine that pulls right through the range, apart from that really annoying blip at 5000-6000 revs! The power delivery is smooth, where the Kwaker could be a bit fierce at times, all this adds up to some serious confidence, which is what I REALLY needed at this point. After the initial bimble, crapping myself at the sight of every car, I settled down and began to actually ride the bike, from that moment till now I fell in love! It has everything you could want, power, handling, and a bit of comfort and it handles 2 up brilliantly! Bearing in mind I also own a GSXR1000 and a GSXR600, both of which are all about revs and screaming speed, I still love my 'plodder'. Comfy and fast says it all about my blue girl!!