A good friend of mine just bought an 06 gixxer 1000. Its in perfect condition, red and black with 1,300 miles which he picked up for 7 OTD. He only got the bike to sell it since it was a good deal, so it'll be for sale in a couple weeks but all i can say is those liter bikes are stupid fast...I've always thought i didnt want a liter bike, and now i know for certain i dont want one lol. At around 3 grand i could just turn the throttle and there was absolutely no hesitation at all, it would just bite and take off like a raped ape. Thing was crazy. I took it to about 9 or 10 in second gear and decided that was enough and just cruised in 4th. Me being a shorter rider (5'8) it was nice to be able to flat foot the thing, but wow did it feel like a boat to turn. It felt like it was just falling through the turns where as my six will just glide through them. I also didnt like how far up the rearsets felt, just seemed like my knees were pushed up too high, which also could just be for the gixxers. Not a bad bike, but just not for me i guess!