Hi everyone, just purchased an R3 about a month ago. Been riding for 8 years and have come to be a fan of smaller bikes. Have had a lot of bikes over the years and recently have owned the CBR500 and Ninja 300. I liked the practicality and torque of the 500 but not the looks or weight. The Ninja 300 needed a little more umph and wasn't as comfortable (had good amount of pros though), and when the R3 came out, it fit the bill real well for me and when I saw it in person and rode it, I fell in love. Haven't been this happy on a bike on a while. Have had good experience with Yamaha and am looking forward to be part of the community and owning this wonderful bike. I have the blue R3, (blue is my favorite color) with Hid headlights and fender eliminator. Hoping to get an Akron slip on next and probably suspension upgrades.