Tonight at 11pm when the weather had cooled off some, I went on my first long ride with it. About 25 miles was freeway. The bike is awesome!! Of course I can't ride it hard through break in, but I can tell it's going to have much more power than the '09 Ninja 250 I had some years back. I've had 600s and 650s, and a 1200cc bike. But I just have this feeling that the R3 is going to be my favorite one. I'm older and am done with riding really fast. I don't need the power that a big bike offers.