I've had my FZ07 for just about a year and a half now and although it's not as nimble or fast as my 2008 FZ1 was, it is a very reliable and fun bike for my 2 cents. I'm pretty sure the FZ07 is as fast as all but about three or four of my other bikes from the past and none of those were as much fun to ride due to it's light weight and decent handling. I see people complaining about the suspension being too soft or not having the adjustability of other sport bikes but I don't see many people complaining about the $6990 price tag. Anyone who wants to compare apples to apples, should also include the apples behind the $ sign. When I first started to read about the FZ07, I knew it was just what I was looking for, a bike with a very good power to weight ratio, one that handled pretty good, looked right, and wasn't going to cost much to buy or ride. Of course there are a few people who seem to have so much money that things like insurance and mileage are of no concern, but If I were one of them, I'd be looking at one of those $13-$15,000 bikes that do everything they wanted in the first place.