I bought my silver ER-6f on 1st March 2006 from my local dealer. Being my first bike (passed my test via direct access Nov 2005) I am enjoying it alot, it is so easy to ride, very nimble and light so has great handling round the bends, easy at low speeds and for a first bike more than fast enough. The fairing gives good weather protection at speed and the upright riding position is good for seeing whats going on around you. Only problem I've had with the bike is an annoying fairing vibration, my 6F is back at the dealer this week having the fairing refitted to get rid of the rattle.
Strengths: Excellent first time bike, very easy to ride, quick, nimble and (in my opinion) looks great. Weaknesses: Fairing vibration below 5K rpm needs fixing. Rear mirrors show alot of arm.