I got a 2009 675 for my first bike (2008 shape, gold calipers, updated decals) and I absolutely love it. Has so much more character than those common looking Jap 600s. Was originally gonna get a gixxer 600 or a cbr600rr, but so happy Ive got a Daytona now. Always get a reaction when I tell other bikers what I've got. The engine and exhaust note is unlike anything you're ever gonna hear. When I told people I'm starting on a middleweight sports bike I got the usual comments ("you're gonna kill yourself, blah, blah"), but because the engine has plenty of torque, you don't have to thrash it hard (like the jap bikes). Can be ridden comfortably fast and feels much slimmer between your legs than a 4 cylinder bike. Absolutely love it to bits!