I had Kawisaki Zx636's, then a few ZX10R's. Then i bought my RC and would not go back. I just bought my wife a '09 GSXR 750, put a power commander, full Hahn exhaust, and a K+N on it and still get over how much i love my twin. Don't get me wrong, the bike does go well. It burns our friends stock 08 750, but i just like the response on the RC. I think after a few years on the GSXR, we will have matching RC's in the garage. My wife loves the RC, but the response is still too intimiding for her at the moment. A little seat time on a bike that is a little more forgiving down low should do the trick. It's like comparing dirtbikes (i'm old schoold still, 2 strokes) if you were ever into them: If you want to always have to ride on the pipe for power and the engine screaming to go, you buy a 125. If you want to be able to ride along and just roll on the power and fly, you bought a 250 or 500.