Yeah it is faster. Not a whole lot faster in a quarter mile but it is, plus its got a way higher top speed. And yes, I've had it pretty close to top speed. The dotted yellow lines are almost solid :twisted: . One other thing I like about my 9R is that it is a bit bigger in size so it makes a decent sport tourer. Then there is the whole being able to just gas a wheelie. Definatly not for the faint of heart, and defiantly not a beginner bike.Daveitaly said:Yeah,a scare!! THat machine must be so **** powerful! Ive never tried anything above my ZX6, and I dont think I can imagine it for now...!! Anyways, I dont really get the point, explain to me, why get anything more powerful then 600cc anyways? 500 cc for that matter! I only got my zx6 because the price was right... but I dont get it, why get a 900cc when it does everything a 600cc does....it is faster?! But would you dare going that fast anyways?! :roll: . Explain this to me someone!