My son brought the grandkids to visit this weekend. While he was here, we took both my street bikes out for a ride. He wanted the FZ6R since he wasn't thrilled with the FZ09's abrupt throttle. We hit just about every curvy road in Fort Bend County (there aren't a lot). Anyway, I was amazed at how well the 600 did. On one desolate stretch, we both got on it and I hit 131 before backing off. He hit 130. I was pulling away, but not very fast. I feel more comfortable on the bike every time I get on it. Mileage is about 4500 now. One of those roads had a sketchy surface and convinced me I could use a suspension upgrade. Not enough to convince me to throw $900 at it though.