Hello everyone. I want to thank you in advance for any and all useful info I can get off this forum for my '14 Ninja 1000 which I bought about 2 weeks ago. I've owned Suzuki's and a Honda so I definitely appreciate Japanese bikes. It was like Kawasaki was reading my mind when they designed the new Ninja 1000 and after reading several excellent reviews I took the plunge and grabbed one (Cascade Blue). It kind of bothers me I bought it without a ride first but I'm hoping it will all work out. Unfortunately I live west of Chicago so I'm going to have to wait about 3 months (come on global warming) before I can form my own opinion. Can't wait!