I started off as a gixxer fanatic but now am equally fanatic about the gixxers and the R1's. Actually I wouldn't really discriminate against anything that's quality and fast but I find that for bikes, Suzuki and Yamaha consistently make the best. How're you liking the '07 gixxer? A buddy of mine has one and it's got a hefty motor, that's for sure. Loads of torque! I love that....actually that's why I sold my '08 R1: it had zero torque. It was completely dead 'til like 7k. The '04 - '06 R1 motor is by far a better all around engine.