I've been intrigued by the Ninja 1000 since it first came out but i was put off by the clunky looking (to my eyes) pannier attachments. When I saw the new hardware at the motorcycle show, I was definitely interested. My current ride, a 2002 Ducati St4s has gotten a little long in the tooth (65,000 miles). I'd looked a long time for a replacement, but nothing fit the requirements of reasonable power, light weight, and good handling in a package that could go long miles with some carrying capacity. Finally decided to pull the trigger today, A blue one with bags. Took the long way home (GMR for those of you familiar with SoCal riding) . I think I'm in love.