Well the 954 is finally dead. After 5 seasons with it, it finally came to an end when I dog ran out if front of me and I t-boned it at about 55mph. Dog dead, bike totaled, but I am o.k. Had all my gear on, (leather suit, boots, gloves back protector etc.) slid 210ft down the road and into ditch. All I had was a bruised and swollen hand that was luckily not broke. Well unfortunately I have been put in a situation in that I need to get a new bike. I will try to keep this short. Didn't want a litre bike, because really just don't care for any of them at the moment. Even the 1000rr didn't appeal to me, I sat on it and it just feels soo big to me and I don't like that. Plus from a money stand point I want to be able to pay in full with cash, even though insurance will be paying for it I don't want to have to take out a loan for 2 or 3000$ or pay that out of pocket. So I broke it down to the 06 600rr and the 06 gixxer 750. I am a honda man at heart and the only reason I even considered the 750 is because it was a 750. I thought it would be an easier transition coming from a 954. I have connections to basically get them at close to the same price, maybe 700$ more for the 750 but I would have to drive 7 hours one way to get it. Havent' rode a 600 since I had my zx6r back in 2001, so my brother in law let me take his 2003 gixxer 600 for a spin and I got to tell you I was pleasantly suprised at how much I liked it. I thought I wouldn't but I did. For what I like to do ( trackdays and spirited twisties) I can see myself being quite happy with a 600. I know this is a honda forum, but trying to be unbiased ya think picking the 600rr over the 750 is a good choice? It's killing me that the new 07's are coming out but I really don't have much of choice, need a bike for this season. Thanks for your patience fellas and any input would be great. Don't pick up the bike till friday but still not too late to change my mind. As far as looks I love the 600rr hands down. Just wondering if I will miss the power after a while. On my 954 I run in the advanced class and usually was one of the quicker riders, so I consider myself a pretty good rider. Don't get me wrong, I have been blown away by guys who were on 600's and older 600's at that so I know I can be just as fast on a 600 if not faster, but it will probably be a big learning curve for me.