What's up everyone! I'm in the market for a new bike and I've narrowed it down to several, Hayabusa is at the top of my list. I can't wait to go look at a flawless, bone stock 2011 tomorrow near where I live. I've been riding about 10 years now, I've had a handful of bikes (06 Shadow, 05 Warrior, 07 Z1000, 96 VFR, 13 CB1100 which I sold today, and I currently still have 06 XL1200C and i picked up dirt cheap) but nothing near as powerful as the mighty 1300! I guess the closest I've been is my Z, which had about 125bhp and 75ft/lbs; which probably translated to like 110/65 or so at the wheel. That bike was quick, but NOTHING like a Hayabusa. I've actually ridden quite a few bikes - we have a local bike group with over 1000 people, so I've ridden all the liter bikes, a really sweet zx14, several hayabusas, etc, etc so I have some experience. My brother-in-law currently has a 205whp drag Hayabusa that he let me ride - stretched, slammed, strapped, air shifter and stupid (I mean STUPID) quick. That thing scared the ever-living **** out of me - i don't know how he handles that monster haha! Well i hope to learn a lot, my main concern is all. that. power! I'm afraid I'm going to bring it home and feel overwhelmed. I see a lot C Mode in my immediate future before i move up to the big boy mode haha. Thanks a lot, look forward to reading and learning as much as i can!