The press has an in-built bias against this type of bike. I need a bike that I can ride EVERY day, that can take some luggage, and is easy to maintain, while still being able to smoke any car that costs less than £100,000. This can! It easily lives with Fazers and Hornets unless they are piloted by nutters. Don't get me wrong, if I could afford 2 bikes I would have an R6 for the weekend, but the Bandit still puts a grin on my face every day. Strengths: More than enough power for most, bulletproof, cheap to maintain. Weaknesses: Could do with losing 20kg.