Ok let me explain my question a little first. I currently have an 06 zzr600 and am looking to upgrade to a liter bike sometime after the beginning of the year. I am a big kawi fan BUT there is a super high volume honda dealer 2 hours away from me that sells way below msrp and that would basically be the only way I could afford the upgrade. I would wait and save up for the zx10 but I am so bored with the power of my zzr I just cant wait that long. Anyhow back on topic. I honestly like the looks of the honda better but the power is where I may think I would be disappointed. Of course Im upgrading from a 600 so I think I would be pacified for a while. I went to the dealers today and sat on the kawi but wasnt allowed to sit on the honda. from what I saw it looked like the cbr was a more comfortable bike. The zx10 didnt feel natural to me for some reason. I just want to know just how wimpy is the cbr and how well does it handle and stuff. I would post on the honda forum but I know they would be biased. I would rather get an opinion from a kawi guy that has rode the cbr for the comparison.