I don't have many hairs left on my head. Why don't they release the damn specs already. This bike is scheduled to be out in December and everyone is taking deposits on them. How in the world can you order a bike when you know nothing about it? Don't you know kaw. is just sitting back loving all these speculations everyone is making? I think what we need is a contest where whoever gets closest to spec. gets a prize. It has been said that it will weigh less than gsxr-1000 and have more power. Well, that means more than 152hp and less than 444lbs. A big bore kit for a zx9 will give you 160hp at rear wheel and it has 13:1 compression. Now, this new engine will have a better exhaust, intake, injectors, and stroke. I am going to guess 163hp and as for weight I will say 392lbs. No, make that 389lbs. God, I sure hope I am right. 3rd gear wheelies definitely will be easy.