Picked up 2015 R3 yesterday after looking at you tube reviews. My first and only other bike was a 1996 Yamaha Seca II. This bike is a lot lighter and I don't care that it is slower. Took it out to school parking lot for 45 mins to get used to it and then took it out for a spin. I still have a smile on face. It was everything I hoped for. I have been riding for 15 years and this bike makes me feel like a kid again.