After selling by 00' blade to fund a RTW trip, I returned and wanted another sportsbike. I was looking at Daytonas and R6's from 2006 onwards and stumbled on this bargain of a century. The 2005 R6 has all the trick suspension and brakes it's just the old R6 uprated a bit... But nothing was massively wrong with the old one, I think you can't go wrong when a 3800 mile R6 goes for 3850... thats like a £1 for every mile it's done. Stonking motor, just feels like it needs an extra gear or the gearing slightly adjusted, because it still has loads of power when it hits the redline in top and the clock shows 165. Handling wise, the standard suspension is a little unforgiving on british roads, which when pushed hard can lead to tank slappers and the back end jumping around. The build quality seems good but this bike has been pampered, and until its abused and used all year round I won't know how good it can be. Gorgeous Dash, looks great in the black colour scheme, and with an akrapovic sounds awesome, what's bad about it? The paint on the rear swing arm is crap and has rubbed off from boots, and the toolkit jangles around in the back as the rubber straps dont fit on properly, but this maybe because the accumen alarm system blocks it... There is not a lot to fault, but I was shocked by the insurance, £400 tpft, when my blade was £300 tpft... You can't go far wrong if you want to buy a 3 year old bike, because the model change, they are seen as less desirable and as such Cheep Cheep like the budgie!!!