I am new to the forum but not to riding. The bike is new to me, however. I picked up 2012 Ninja 1000 with just over 5K on it and just couldn't resist. I've been wanting another sort bike but after a long career in the Army I didn't think my body would be very happy with a full on race replica, then I saw the Ninja 1000s. A sport bike that can actually be ridden by those of us that have already abused our bodies.