Just bought an R3 after a 20 year hiatus from the bike world. Started out on a 4 speed Honda Trail 70. First street bike was a new 1975 Yamaha RD250 when I was 18. Ten years later I added a new 1985 FZ750 and a bit later a Suzuki SP125 while still owning the FZ. This little bike convinced me of the fun of a light weight machine. After divesting all bikes by 1995 I'm back in as I couldn't resist the R3. I almost went for the R6 and even considered the little Ninja a few times but really wanted a Yamaha and it was worth the wait. Since it took a couple more days for the helmet to arrive and I have to work for a living, I've only been on a few rides. This will not be a commuter bike for me fun rider only.