My buddy bought a brand new cbr 600 rr today and since he doesnt have his motorcycle license yet I rode it home for him. Let me tell you.....it doesnt take much to let you know how inferior the brakes and suspension are on our bikes. I am not really thrilled by the power of the motor on the cbr below 7K. It seems rather lethargic which im sure most I4 bikes are. Once you get it over that mark..then it really comes to life. It does make 30 more HP than our bikes do but ours do make more torque. If suzuki could combine the SV motor with the suspension and brakes of a bike like that..I think they would have a pretty perfect bike. Needless to say...my gixxer shock is going on this week and springs and new pads will be ordered shortly.