I got a new FZ6 about a month ago. Its my 5th bike. I really like it alot... i had a 650 vtwin cruiser before this that i just loved to ride. it was so comfy and the power was smooooth and you could ride it all day long. i had a 600r before that which was nice, but there was alot more weight on the hands, and the power was more jerky, though more powerfull.i liked the feel of the cruiser, but the power of the sport bike, thats why i like this bike. the riding position is more for touring, which is what i do, i just ride it around, it dont take it to the track, and i take some decently long trips on it. The power is nice, the position is comfortable. the windscreen does a good job of shooting most of the wind over your head even as high up as it is. unless im going over 120, then i dont need to duck my head.it has a strong power pull up to about 130, then power gets more gradual. the jerkyness that people complain about in the throttle is all controlable with how easy you roll onto it, but it becomes second nature once you get the hang of it. some people complain the clutch has a short engagement zone, but those are people who have been riding cruisers, and this is their first thing close to a sportbike. the clutch is actually nice. it is adjustable so you can put the engagement zone right at the tip. you can then change gears with just a pop. some poeple complain that the transmission is loud shifting, but if you shift right (adjusting the clutch helps). The engagement zone is short, and factory set in the middle of the range of motion of the clutch bar. so when you first start squeezing the clutch in, it doesnt even start to disengage the clutch till its halfway in. but most people who lay of the throttle a tad to shift, lay off as soon as they start pulling in the clutch. when you do this, instead of relieveing the pressure on the gear, you are actually passing through this "window" and cutting the trottle for to long because you started before the clutch was disengaging. this puts pressure on the gear, and it snaps down into position with enough force and you can hear it. it you put the clutch right, you will shift so fast you will sometimes think that theres no way you pulled in the clutch far enough, and that it changed gears so fast and so smooth you will wonder if it really changed gears. but the bike is fast, it has almost a 100 horsepower. you can feel it about 900 rpm, its a kick in the ass.