Just wanted to introduce myself, my name's Matt, been riding for 26 yrs now. Not new to Kawi's, until 2 months ago I owned a 1986 ZX600A2,of which I bought brand new , and had meticulously restored 2yrs ago. I also own an '08 ZX6R, Well some dumb cager decided to pull out in front me and I laid the '86 down and bounced off the side of a pick-up truck, fortunately I walked away unscathed, but the bike didn't fair so well after he ran it over, it was a total loss. that's how I came into possession of the '06 Z-1000, the 6R is great, but not real comfortable, thus I picked up the Z-1000, for a little more creature comforts, man what great bike, have nothing but good things to say about it. best all around street bike there is. It'll carve the canyons with the sportbikes, or you can ride it on long hauls too, I'm really lovin it.