I owned my 929RR for a little over three years. I acquired it from a friend who upgraded to a 2007 1000RR. This bike is all-around great. Although it does lack some of the power of the newer 1000's, it still gets up and goes! It runs in the low 10 second 1/4's and does 175. My gas mileage has been about 35mpg, give or take a couple depending on how late for work you are. This bike is extremely reliable. I got it with 18,000 on the clock and rode it up to 32,000 before selling it to one of my really good friends (that should attest for the fact that I know it will be running well for years to come.) It's one of the lightest open class bikes ever which translates to nice snappy turn in and great flickability. The brakes are great, huge and beautiful. The suspension is the only thing I haven't been 100% happy with. I have been fiddling with the adjustments for a long time but can't seem to get it right where I want it. Many people recommend upgrading the front springs to aftermarket, or sending the forks out. This is a much cheaper option than going with other high price suspension pieces which are great, but cost almost as much as you would pay for a 2000 929 at this point in time. The only problem I have ever had with it was the spark plug backing out a couple times. This was solved by buying the correct size extension for my socket wrench, because it's a really tight squeeze to get them tightened correctly. I removed the flapper from the air intake, which was only put there for noise reasons. It made the bike pull a little harder and sound much gnarlier in a good way. This bike likes to shake it's head too, so I would definitely recommend a steering stabalizer. I have a GPR and it works great, and they have great customer service. I also have a 2bro carbon-fiber slip on pipe. It sounds and looks great, but it will fade to a dingy goldish color if left in the sun too much. My friend and I just made a home made undertail/licence plate remover from sheet metal and it looks great and seriously took 10 minutes to make and install + paint time. That made the rear end look great. I could talk about how much I love the bike all day. But what it really comes down to is it's a great bike for the street. It came out before the big four turned their super bikes into full out track bikes with seating and bar positions that will make you ache on long trips. I find I can ride 160 miles straight with relative ease and little discomfort (which is how many miles you will get out of an almost full tank). I love this bike so much I am thinking of buying a 954RR as my next bike, which is almost exactly the same as the 929 but with a little more power and different plastics. You will not regret getting one. And just for all you haters out there, this was my first bike. It's not too powerful for a newbie rider, it all just depends on how far you turn the throttle.