well, its been a nice 2 months waiitng for this bike, but through the delays, i actually convinced my wife to consider the bike i REALLY wanted...2006 CBR600F4i. well, i bought it yesterday. I can't be any happier, and am very glad i was able to find the right bike for me instead of one that was to be a placeholder until i upgraded to a 600 in a couple years. glad to have met you all, but Honda was just a month too late for me. It worked in my favor, but regardless the circumstances, I know a CBR was in my destiny. It's been nice meeting you all, maybe you will see me over on cbrforum.com.