Hi. Just a few more weeks and I'll be purchasing my R3 in Rapid Red livery, unless a last minute change at the dealer for the Yam Blue. Currently in Las Vegas, NV. Have aspirations of being one of the crazies interested in touring and motor-camping this bike. I see the Ninja has made some pretty cool trips. I hope to do the same with the R3. Love the idea of taking something this small big distances. Like sailing a 10' boat single-handed around the world. LOL. Just the adventure alone is worth it. Anyhow, that's my intro.