Well Ive just officially made it alive through my first month owning my ZX10R. What a machine!! One thing Ive been reading alot on here, is that you have to understand the shear power this bike gives, you must respect it or it will eat you alive. IM not a newbie rider, nor am I a vet either, but even with some good riding under me from other bikes, this one will take some serious time to get to know. IM not into doing stuff like stunts or track racing, I just drive it around, but its hard not to punch it when a light turns green! One thing Id like to say is how comforable the Ninja has become over the years. No more balls in the gas tank. I got the titanium looking one and it gets alot of head turns and alot of compliments. IM looking forward to much warmer weather in the spring and summer to really get to feel this bike. I did go all out and buy some of the best equipment I could wear, I dont want to be a smear on the road incase I have a spill. I would recommend this bike to anyone who is a serious rider or who plans on being responsible with it.