I just ordered a Black Gladius. It is due in early next week. Last week was the first time that I saw the bike. It was much more impressive in person, and after seeing some of the mods on this site, I decided to go with it. I haven't ridden in 10 years, so I am happy to be returning to the sport after a long time off. The last bike I had was a 1994 FZR 600 - anyone remember this bike? Can anyone tell me how the Gladius compares to the FZR? The guy at the dealership said the Gladius would smoke my old FZR. ???