Well, it's my first "new career purchase". I got a killer deal on it. It's a 2007 R6. Candy Red. I drove 384 miles roundtrip saturday. I went down to oregon to get it. The drive was worth it. I saved over $2000. MSRP=$9399+shipping+tax+setup=$11,500 otd in washington. I paid=$8900+$168 to license it at my moms house in oregon where i spend 6 months of the year. ^_^ total Spent=$9068+35% off my arai helmet. So it was raining like a bitch on saturday and i didn't get to ride it. But between yesterday and after work I have gotten 125 miles out of it. The exhaust sounds phenomenal. It has a killer power band. It handles flawless. My only complaint is that it needs a fender eliminator and the seat is kinda hard. One of the best bikes i've ever been on.