I live just outside of Houston, Tx and I picked up my Rapid Red FZ-09 from the dealer last weekend. I rode sport bikes many years ago, starting with a Ninja 600, then a Kawasaki ZX-7, and finally a Honda CBR 900. I decided it was time to start riding again. While researching the Ducati Monster and Aprilia Shiver, I stumbled across the FZ-09 and fell in love with it. The dealer had already installed a full Graves exhaust, Power Commander, Graves fender eliminator and frame sliders. This bike is fantastic!