Articles in Motorcycle Consumer News on gen 1 and gen 2 N1K convinced me.Hey Geezer, glad to see another Georgian, albeit from the other end of the state. I think you'd be pretty pleased with the Ninja, and like Mikey1000 said, the Motorcyclist mag long termer has been pretty interesting to read about. They also voted it as Motorcycle of the Year in 2010.
No, the Ninja. I looked at a red one in the Chapel Hill area rigged out very similarly to the one you bought.You talking about the CB1100 or Ninja? The CB was red w/black fenders(aftermarket). The Ninja is black and white. CB is a good bike but I couldn't tour on it.