My first and currenty bike ever is an 04 R6 and I'm just REALLY getting used to the power in and out of turns. My strips are getting smaller and smaller. the only thing that makes me want a 1000 is the top end speed. I know top speed doesn't happen a lot but when you're at or near your top speed and a 1000 comes blastin by it makes you want one. It happened to me yesterday...my buddy just bought an 04 GSX-R 1000. He was waiting for me to take off. I dropped down to 5th and gunned it, but he was in 4th just waiting for me to gun it. he smoked my ass big time. I'm still pissed about it. When we finally got to Valley of fire I was way out in front of him and i felt a little better. We'll see what happens when he gets use to the handling though.