I am going to test ride a non-abs Tuesday. Sat on it a couple of times and it seems perfect. Went to look at a lot of bikes Sat. Aprilias, Ducatis, Moto Guzzis, Kaws etc. I actually think the phantom or guzzi v7 classic would be my second choice. The phantom is really nice. After looking though I was only reinforced that I want to wait for the cbr. The only question is will I be able to wait for the ABS once I have a test ride on the non???? The only negative thing I have to say at all about the cbr is that compared to some of the other bike it does feel a little bit "toy" or scooterish but not even necessarily in a bad way even. That is probably one thing that gives it such a big fun factor. And I don't really even mean size wise, just kinda how it felt. Of course it is less than half as much as most of those bikes. I will report back when I get my test ride. Hope I get to take it out of the parking lot, lol.