As some of you guys know GF passed her exam and kinda wants to get a bike now. No riding experience but even I started on a 1300CC cruiser. She's very careful and knowledgeable and when we started researching I ran into the R3. I figure for $3-4 grand its a decent looking bike. Basically for 3-4k she can get a 2015-2017 R3 with 2k miles vs. a 2005-2006 R6 with 20k miles and fairing damage. I honestly don't know how this would play out as I have never owned another sports bike except the busa. Will she get bored out of her mind with the lack of power on the R3? Were in South Florida, no twisty roads here... They are kinda cool looking in pictures... I almost want to tell her to just get a newer R6 for a little more money. I saw the KTM Duke 390 was in her price range but the R3 is faster on top end (120MPH). She doesn't want a naked bike but rather a sports bike. No real preference as to the manufacturer.