New member. Long time rider. Looking forward to picking up a new(er) Ninja with my x-mas bonus. Went to the moto-show and sat on the new model. I really enjoy the riding position not being as cramped as the R. My knees and back just can't take it anymore! Currently I've found a '13 for $8999. and a '14 for $9499. After reading this entire forum I'm leaning more towards the '14. I have a lot of questions regarding exhaust that I'll be posting later that I'm hoping someone from CA can help with. We have a lot of restrictions and are not supposed to upgrade or "tamper" with the exhaust to begin with so before I go tearing into it I want to make sure I cover all my options. But exhaust is always the first upgrade. Looking forward to bench racing with you all!