Greetings from Nebraska! My name is Paul and I just picked up my very first Ninja 1000. I've owned many bikes over the years...sport bikes, nakeds, standards and one HD. I currently also have a 1999 ZRX1100, 2006 R1 and 2017 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. I've done a lot of street riding and used to do track days but now, I'm looking into doing some sport touring. The ninja seemed to fit the best as it appears to have the right mix of sport and comfort for me. The bike is a 2011 with only 15K miles and is mechanically in great shape. It's stock with the exception of a Kawi front/back gel seat, tinted screen and a Givi top case. It has been down a couple of times and I'll need to replace the clutch cover, stator cover, left and right fairings and front signals. I got the bike for a fair price and the damage is purely cosmetic so I'm pretty happy. The suspension is definitely on the soft side so I'll be fiddling with that right after I reinstall the mirrors . I can't wait to put some miles on the bike and hope to learn more about the model and any trick/tips that people have figured out over the years.