So I bought myself a new used motorcycle: 2006 CBR 1000R. So far so good, Still working through some Fit issues: Got some swell new foot pegs 1'3/4 lower than stock,(big difference) Need an inch higher seat and a taller windscreen. Maybe higher bars, maybe not. Still need to get a realy motorcycle jacket, not the endure jacket I been wearing. Still unresolved is the Lack of trunk space on this turkey. (a Honda with no Trunk Space!) Any which way I cram my Philippine 45 in there the lid never closes. It blows to have to carry the gun. Can't use a tank bag, could get ripped off. Marking it as a negative against the Bike. Thanks Honda! Have you're engineers fix this shit! Acceleration is probably the most enjoyable aspect about the bike so far. 450lbs, 152 horsepower. In 6th gear this bike pulls like 3rd or 4th on my previous such bikes. (17 years ago) Consequently I've been going right to 6th and riding it like an automatic transmission. Really haven't ridden that fast though. Been touring mostly acclimating to the "smallish" size of the bike. I tried 4th gear yesterday. Too many peeps on the road for a proper speed run these days so I was entering corners slow, gassing only after I could see the exit. It's nice though, would go from 80 to 120 pulling thru a sweeper in about 2.5 seconds, and almost lifting the front end in the process. I'm so big on this bike, sitting us is like throwing out the parachute brake. It was mesmerizing how good it pulled though. Probably everything I would have wanted in a bike back in my fast riding days. Such a pleasure. My consciousness is a bit slow, at the moment it takes nearly all my focus just to accelerate and stay online in the corner. Not much room for much else. Back in the day it was normal to cruise back roads at 100mph+ hit breaking points and turn-ins and still notice everything around, and even watch for the police. At the moment I feel like 90mph is very fast, so I'm mostly poodling around at 65, like an old man! Cliffs: New bike. No Trunk Space!