And found my way over here from Suzuki land!
El D suggested I stop lurking and introduce myself.
My name is Doug (A.K.A. TruWrecks). The screen name is from friendly taunting, not a habit. I live in the PNW USA. I've been riding cycles for about 16 years. I've had about a year brake because I totalled my last bike, but I always wear good gear so I walked away with a grade 3 separated shoulder. Hurt like hell, but I walked away from it. Front tire washed out on a paint stripe when I was late braking in a corner. My bike lowsided, then flipped. I got off of it before it flipped.
The wife freaked out about bikes for about a year after that. I decided to give her some time to cool off before I started looking again.
I know I'm going to catch hell for this...My last bike was an 04 Hayabusa LE. It was a sweet bike, it was just too heavy for my riding style. No I'm not so wrapped up in the Hayabusa that I think it's unbeatable! I know the Busa is fast.
I've been shopping for a new bike lately, and I hopped on an 06 10R. Feals better than the many other bikes I've tried. I like the leg and riding position. It fits me well.
I want a bike with plenty of grunt. I really miss that with the Busa. I want a cornering machine more than a new Busa, so here I am.
I know the 07's are just around the corner, so I'm going to wait until the bike shows to see if the 10R has any changes or other colours.