2001 GSXR 750 was my first bike, bought it as a used track bike from a friend and did allot of stupid things on it too! But I've read the FZ07 is not too far from the FZ09 in power, so take it easy for a while.Yeah I sat on both and just liked how this felt better. Plus I figured less power would be better for me. I haven't owned a bike in 7-8 years. Seems to be just enough. All usable power but not so much that I will do stupid stuff like I use to on my 2000 gsxr750.