Whilst the faired version is, I'm sure, very nice, it still looks to 'normal' for it's own good. Save yorself over £700 and get the naked version, the bike is the same but it gets more comments and stares on the road. The lack of fairing means the wind hits you dead on and is not directed to the base of your helmet, and I actually found the naked quieter ona test ... ! I bought the naked FZ6 in July 2005, and in the last 21 months have done over 12,000 miles, no problems, but make sure to get the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) checked against the official recall (you'll have to ask Yamaha abuot it, they won't volunteer this info!) list. My next big buy is a set of Laser Extreme Quad exhausts - makes the back end look like the Binelli with the four pipes instead of the standard two ... lovely.