Well guy spring is almost here and soon I will be buying a new sportbike. I am having trouble deciding on what I want. Obviously the Gixxer 600 would be a more powerful bike but at $3000 more than the ninja 650r is it worth it? I was definatly not a kawi fan but after reading some reviews of the 650r this bike seems like something I might be interested in. My only concern with buying the 650r is that I wont be able to keep up with my friends with a parallel twin engine, since they are all riding r6s and gixxers, and I also heard that the 650r can feel heavy on twisties and wont be very much fun to ride there, which can also be a big problem. Also if anyone has any input on insurance and warranty information, it would be very much apreciated, as would be any other information. Thanks.