I've actually just part exchanged it for an Aprilia RSVR 1000 Mille. This was after I tested one from Tony Jefferies in Warrington. I'd always fancied a twin, but having never ridden one, I was a bit wary, hence the test first. Anyway, back to the GSXR. It was a superb bike, far and away the best bike I've ever owned. It was ultra reliable and never once let me down, including a 1500 mile round trip to Alicante and back last year. However it's main use was for Sunday blast's and track days. I could not fault it here. It went round bend's as if it was on rails ! It was fast enough right through the range, although it did need to be revved right round to the red to keep it up there - then I initially thought it would do. The brakes were superb ( I had fitted HH pads ) and hardly went off by the end of a trackday - you just needed to tug them a bit harder. I actually swopped bikes round the TT course with a friend of mine - he had a 99 Fireblade. The Blade did feel slightly quicker in a straight line on smooth tarmac, but once we got onto the bendy bits it was a nightmare. It just did not handle anything like my GSX. It seemed to wobble and chatter into and round the corners and the brakes were just not up to the job. He said the complete opposite and is now looking to buy a new GSXR750 ! In short, I could not fault it - best £7000 I ever spent. I just hope my RSVR performs the same.