Any Idiot (no offence guys) with cash can go out and buy a new bike but have you ever been out on a cruse night and seen 5 or 6 new Gixxer 1000's parked side by side and not laughed at them bragging about how much better thier 1000 is vs the one that looks just like it? Or how much better the R1 is than the GSXR100? Now I love Suzuki's but when the Pros can turn almost Identical lap times on the bikes I don't see what some Squid that comes out in 2000.00 worth of matching leather, boots and helmet can do. I rode the 90 1100 to a class I was teaching the other day and a bunch fo the students were gathered outside around a new 1000 and a 600 that were parked in the lot and the crowd shifted over and was complementing me on how nice the onl bike looked. The owner of the 1000 (in full matching leathers) looked like I had just ran over his puppy. He then tried to get the crowd back by telling them how much better his bike was. When I told him that most people could not use 100% of my "Old" bikes potential let alone 75% of his he got offended. I love to see a bike that someone has spent lots of time and sweat working on much more than the newest bike that someone justs takes to the shop and tells them "Here's some money bolt some carbon-look stuff on it, that will make it look cool". Well I think I've ranted on long enough.