Speaking of new bikes, the new ZZR600 is absolutely gorgeous. Kawasaki seems to have grasped the idea that the 2nd string 600's from all the manufacturers need to be redesigned. While the Ninja line can be kept cutting edge (600, 636, etc.), the ZZR appears to be more for the sport touring crowd. The new ZZR600 appears to appeal more toward the latter. It's about time the bike makers realized that not everyone can afford the price of the bigger bikes, and yet some riders would appreciate smaller displacement sport touring machines.