Just bought a blue 02 with 5K on it. This bike is faster than I was expecting! I've been riding for about 8 months now. Started off with a 04 GS500F (tons of fun), then a 03 Katana (tons of weight). I'm surprised at how much the ergonomics of this bike fit me! The only thing I'm worried about is the tires. The front tire feels like it is fighting against me in the turns. I suspect the Dunlop Sportmax's are stock and that it really could use a fresh pair of tires. I'm not sure if the shape is supposed to be a little squared towards the inner two inches or not, but either way, that's first on my list.