Not for the faint hearted
This is my first "big bike", but I have rode a GSXR1000K5 and others eg Bandit 650, Hornet 600, CBF600, GSR600.
This bike is very forgiving and the handling is unreal, so good you will get yourself in some interesting situations, unfortunately not as good as the GSXR 1000, but the one I rode had three years technical advantage, and once again, on the road you're talking nothing really.
The only thing I can really comment negatively on are the brakes - they are good and will still easily stop the bike, but they do not fill you full of confidence when you are using them, as you feel like if you squeeze them anymore, the front will lock.
The note of the exhaust and engine is mad, especially at high revs, listening to it sucking in the air, it's wild honestly.
Performance figures speak for them self really:
0-60 3.2 seconds
Tops out at 168mph.
I've seen 159mph with my girlfriend on the back and it was still shifting before her kicking made me back off (This was off road obviously).
Max Power 138BHP.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2006