I've wanted a triple for a while but was scared to give up my gsxr or cbr's. I bought the triple last week but was worried I'd get board with it. Monday I rode with about 10 guys on super sports (I was on my triple with gf on the back). I rode for almost 4 hours! Only one straight away did I get passed up (by a zx 14) I could hang with the guys on 600's no problem. When it came time to hit the twisites once again no problem and yes that was with a passenger. The bike is a ball! At this point no doubt in my mind I made the right choice. The only thing I can really bitch about is the price and availability of aftermarket parts.