Ok, Kids...it is now official! :smile: I picked up my new 2007 red ABS VFR800 in Phoenix on Saturday and rode home to Tucson (via the back way so as to vary that throttle). What a wonderful machine! So glad I went up there to save me from the Captain Americas down here (no red ABS here in Tucson and they were the only shop up there with a red ABS). I was a wee bit nervous tooling around up there in the traffic and even ended up on the Pima/Maricopa Indian Reservation before finding my way back to Scottsdale to meet my fiancee at the fancy mall. Talk about contrast! I only had to ride through one fist fight in the middle of the street on the Res! Holy mole...the loser was looking as red as my VFR! Then it was giving free fashion advice to the well-heeled ladies in the dressing room area while watching my fiancee (Rich Chicks dig advice from strange boys in Sidi boots and bike pants...or maybe it was the black turtleneck?) The bike is just what you all say...like Teflon and velvet. I rode home 140 miles on Sunday and it felt great. I found it interesting that the "manual" (never seen anything with so little real info...not even a bulb designation...just wattage) does not mention RPMs in the break in period...just no "full throttle accelerations." I kept it below 5K for the first 50 miles and it has not been above 6k yet (about 240 miles currently). I cannot thank everyone enough who contributes for all of the wealth of info and advice. It made me SURE that I wanted a VFR. Just got some Dainese leathers here in Tucson so I feel like I am on top of the world. Yippee!!! Let's ride!