I waited until today to post this. I am the owner of a brand new FZ 09... Orange (the fastest color of course). I have NOT taken possession of the bike yet. A dealer checkout and of course its supposed to snow tomorrow,, so I will probably wait till Thursday to go get her. This is the first new I have bought since 1984! I have had plenty in my life. Started riding and racing in the high desert of CA.. did some club racing in the 80's then started raising and paying for a family. Bought a 02' 1200 Bandit and had some fun with it.. got a bit tired of it and sold it off. I read about this bike, researched it, watched the videos, and visited it down in TX... I broke down. Hope to learn a lot about the bike and share whatever I learn about it.