Well Gentlemen, After about 10 months of deliberating, gathering facts, visitng every sportbike forum, (getting black-balled from the Gixxer site for asking to many questions about other brands..you're not allowed to talk about other brands on there, ya know) Anyway I've also accumulated every magazine test from Europe to the USA, My wife thinks I have fried my brain from having my face glued to the computer every night before bed, I've actually had other motorcycle buddies over on a Friday night just so we could drink beer and discuss the pros and cons of each litre-bike for 2004. Going to any of these new bikes (from my current 929RR) will feel like I'm riding a ballistic missle, but I have to tell ya, The Yamaha R1 is just a beautiful bike with a serious engine, to boot! May not have quite the torque as the Gixxer or ZX-10, but it's got more than my 929, and even that bike pulls easy 2nd gear power wheelies. The Zx-10's got a powerhouse mill, but just a tad unpolished for my preference. GSXR, great bike, awesome torque, but unchanged for 04, and if I'm spending $11,000 I'd like some of that new technological bling-bling. The 2004 R1 is my final answer. I'll taker in Red or Silver!