Hey folks. As most of you have read, I have been on here for a bit and just bought an 08 Z1000 at the beginning of August. As all you know, no more Z1000s for 09. The strange thing is that where I live, Lincolnton, NC which is basically a suburb of Charlotte, every where I go on my Z, it get lots of attention. People on bikes pull up beside me at stop lights just compliment it and wonder what the heck it is. If I go into a store, people walk by it stop, look, and seem to be taken by the bike. I know these bikes only strike a cord with us the owners, mostly because we like the naked look. However, I don't think these bikes aren't popular just because they're naked. I think it's the lack of a marketing campaign for the bike. The crotchers have of course the easy path because you see one at every corner. It's those guys who stop beside me and ask. They have never even seen one. I however am the only owner of a Z in my city and for probably miles around it. Yet everyone that see's it loves it. Naked or not. Just an observation. Have you guys or girls experienced anything similar to this?