Hi, I currently ride a 2007 Z750 which I bought new last August having traded in my Hornet 600 against it. Had I known the 1000R was in the pipeline I would never have bought the Zed. Don't get me wrong, it's a great bike - GOES WELL AND LOOKS THE PART - but the 1000R was what I was waiting for. So, I may well be part exing the Zed in a few weeks time after I visit Dobles for their open evening on 1st July. I considered putting money down a few weeks ago but I need to at least see it in the flesh first and an unbiased test report would be good to see. However, from the pics and videos available it's an absolute stunner and, let's face it, it's a Honda with a reworked 'Blade motor - nuff said!? Looking forward to keeping up to date with opinions and news on this site. Cheers for now...!