hello. ive been riding since march 2002 my wife and i bought a new 600r and ive logged in 5000 miles on it so far. i feel incredibly comfortable on it and am thinking of getting a hayabusa next summer when i move to san antonio and giving my wife sole custody of the 600r. now from what ive gathered peruzing this site the past 2 days is that all of you guys (and gals) on Busas are extremley experienced riders and you have been riding 60000+ miles before you got this bike. it seems like another skill mark to me. ninja 500, r6, r1, busa yadda yadda yadda. ive been a longtime member of sportbikes.net and everyone on there tells the newbies dont even think about a 600cc bike. well i did it and have seen no ill effects(accept for that 85 yr old couple that sideswiped me.) the bike to me is a good beginner bike and i believe that i am skilled enough to handle a busa now. what are you guys opinion. the reason i want it is that i want a sport touring bike but i still want the leaned down sportbike feel and this bike to me is the only one to strike that perfect balance of sportbike looks and comfort. i will not be taking twistys as the effect of gravel and uneven roads have almost screwed me too many times in the past. thanks for reading and any imput will be greatly appreciated. also if anyone knows where i can pick up a used one in san antonio no sooner than next august that would be great too.