Yep, that's right, 6 years ago I had to let my ZX-11 1997 to someone else (wonder how it goes now), and 3 kids later...where the youngest starting elementary school in September...I thougth "man, I'm free again !". So I just bought the new Ninja 1000 2012. Wow, no choke !? ABS breaks !? I feel like I'm just getting off the stone age. I'm glad of joining you on this forum !!!