Looks fantastic, sounds fantastic, quick enough to get you into 3 figures and a ban in the time it takes to read this paragraph, handles amazingly, it's cheap, and it's reliable. What more do you want from a sportsbike? Bikes like the ZX-7R prove that the fashion victims who change their bikes annually for the latest and greatest are wasting their money. Sure, it's no longer the quickest thing out there and its heavy, but get this and an R1 on a real world piece of road, and it will be the rider that determines the outcome much more than the bikes. Strengths: That spine chilling Kawasaki howl over 7k, confidence inspiring and flickable handling, reliability, brakes, still looks fantastic. Weaknesses: Heavy and cripplingly uncomfortable at town speeds, crap range (100 miles to reserve), carb icing is horrible in cold or damp weather.