Just bought an 08 ZX10R. Wow, what a bike! I must say I'm a bit rusty, it has been around 16 years since I rode onroad with any regularity (don't worry, I'm taking it easy). I got my 1st street bike when I was 30 (an 88 ZX10) - I bought it and then rode it up to the DMV the same day and took the test. I kept it for a couple of years, sold it and got into mountain biking and then dirt bikes. I've currently got a KTM 520 EXC that I ride up in the mountains here in Colorado and I've commuted to work on that a few times and thats what really convinced me to get a dedicated street bike.