I love this bike, having previously owned much bigger bore sportsbikes I thought I might have been disappointed. After a quick test drive I found myself handing over my hard earned cash rapidly for a black and silver model. I tested the new CBR and R6, but felt this bike would be just as happy around town, thrashing around France or scratching. The pillion seat is fairly comfortable, with the addition of a set of throw-over sports panniers almost anything is possible. I only have two main complaints about the bike - 1. Carburation suffers when riding long distances through wet weather, I've found myself running on three or two cylinders in heavy rain, which may be something to do with the huge ram-air intakes. 2. A hugger would be better fitted standard, the rear shock spring has already started to rust. Although not as important the rectifier / regulator could have been fitted in a better place (somewhere other than in front of the back wheel). All in all the bike has been brilliant, and with the addition of a few extras is starting to look fairly trick. Can't recommend this bike enough as a brilliant all-rounder.