My second bike was the B1H ninja (the one after these A1P's), that particular model put me right off sports bikes, especially as I am a rather lanky 6'1" chap. But this A1P version is a whole different prospect. It doesn't look as good as the models that proceeded it, but then that could be said for the majority of bikes, and the lower buy-in value would obviously reflect that. But as far as comfort goes, on the road, this bike is the best VALUE sports bike out there (in my humble opinion). Don't think you need a litre of engine between your legs to have fun on a bike either, quite the opposite is true I have found. Why have a bike on the road that you can hardly ever use to anywhere near its potential, when you can get near enough the same speed (on the roads), but actually get the feeling of ragging the bike to get it, really using what you have, and making it work for you. Sounds daft maybe, but there is little pleasure knowing you can't really use your bike close to its potential. This ninja shall reward you with a spine tingling roar from its induction, making you want to nail it at every opportunity. Also, newer 600's don't perform as well on the road, they just don't! The BHP figures improve every year, but seemingly at the expense of real world power through the revs. when it finally reaches the place at the top of the revs where the extra 2.3678 BHP is set up for, you will be behind the next car or at the lights! Useless! Buy one of these, it has to be the 636 (sex-free-sex) engine, and you certainly won't regret it.