well where do i start, i went looking for a new bike but had no idea what i was looking for, i looked at R1's, Zx6r's, and the like, and never thought about a blade...... until i saw a low milelage 954..... after reading a load of reviews about all the bikes i thought.. yes thats the one.......... and its a joy to own... riding it is so easy, the power is a simple matter of throttle control, no nasty power steps that catch you out.... but open the throttle, regardless of the gear and your rewarded with a load of grunt and after a very short time a large speed reading on the lcd display..... once brave enough first and second gear are a ball... with a decent amount of throttle the front wheel lifts and the surge is grin inspiring!! but its the rest of the bike that makes you grin more... the handling is spot on for the roads, not too firm and not to soft, point the front end where you want and the rest of the bike follows... hang off and the supsension seems to get even better!! but its the brakes that make the blast fun....... awesome stopping power, so easy to scrub speed off, with no sudden bite or fade on a run, the brakes are great!! comfort for a sports bike is great too... 100 miles at least before you feel the need to stop and stretch!! which is almost the tank range.... expect about 120 miles before reserve... giving about 35 to 40 mpg... oh, and the snatchy throttle is not a issue.... reviews say its snatchy but being smooth proves its not............ overall its a joy to ride, stunningly fast without trying, excellent headlights, loads of grip, super breaks, comfy, looks great, and engine thats actually road focused... rather than track focused... ( i.e. not all top end power) down sides?? now thats hard, i suppose the only downside is the fact you need to stop every now and again to refuel!!!!!!!!!!