A buddy of mine who has been off for more than 8 years now picked up a wicked deal today. Another friend of mine has a ZX9R 02 model he bought as a leftover last year. He had never owned a sport bike before so he no kidding put 247 miles on it, scared the hell out of himself, and put it in storage. The bike is not even broke in yet. Well he has decided he wanted an SUV and was getting rid of all of his extra stuff he had. He sold a basically brand new unbroken in ZX9R to my friend Jessie for 5 grand. Less than 300 miles, I couldn't believe it. Well Jessie has let his license expire and he didn't want to ride it home so he called me and asked me to bring it home for him, of course I agreed, its a new toy. Although I had ridden one about two years ago, it was at a bike show and I was not able to really get comfortable on the bike because I couldn't get up to any speed. All I can say is WOW, if you want a nice powerful bike for longer trips, this is the one. It has a nice low end although seriously I was dissapointed with the top end, maybe because it had been sitting for months and needed to be cleaned but regardless, the RR feels better. Handling was not up to par thanks to the 190 rear tire that is on there for the liter bike mines bigger so I need a bigger rear tire crowd. Although it was no terd, give me any curvy road and I will take my RR any day. Comfort though, dear God, I could not ask for more. This thing has by far the most comfortable seat I have ever been on. I could seriously ride it all day and not have a sore backside. The clipons aer high enough and the rear sets low enough that you can tell its not meant to be a full out racer but holy crap does it ride comfortably. If there is a required road trip from now on with the old lady, I am definately asking for this thing lol, I think it may end up being what I buy as a second bike since I want a larger ride for two up to make up for the loss in tq without having to gear my RR to a wheelie machine.