I have been off bikes since 2008, but my last bike was a very modified GSXR 1000 that had almost everything done. As far as a rider I would say I am slightly above average but I love corners. That was the only reason I rode. I'm seriously considering getting an 09 but I have two concerns. I rode my 1000 very hard, it's whole life was spent on BT002 and Dunlop Sportmax and I pushed them as hard as possible on the street. I understand the 09 is in a different realm but will I be able to chunk this bike around hard enough to amuse/scare me? I love everything about the bike when looking at it in the showroom but three things IMO will need direct attention. Suspension, exhaust/power, and rear sets. Will drop in units be made for the forks or can forks from another model be swapped, same question with the rear shock. For those that have your bike already what do you think about it so far and how many miles have you logged? Also do you think the aftermarket will embrace this platform, and how easy will removing weight be? Excuse the barrage of questions but I have a lot to ask and after reading and thinking all weekend am itching to pull the trigger.