I just test rode a new 2010 z1000 after all that i read about the new z1000 I went to ride it with high exspections. As you know I own a 2007 z1000 mine has all the goodies full exhaust, power com, mod air box, secondaires gone.All I can say is if I got a new z1000 is, I would be going backwards. It has same vibs over 7,000, handles the same and don"t feel no lighter. And it was under powdered below 5,000. It cost 10,500.00 Another 2,000 for pipe and pc5 that"s 12,500.00 (FOR THE SAME BIKE) I have now. They all say it is different and I agree, but is it a better bike I say NO.