A car guy since birth thanks to my pops, a mechanic. Started riding bikes out of necessity. My first ride was a rusty 50cc Honda Baito (Japanese for part-time-job) because I slid my car on black ice and totaled it. That year on two wheels and 5hp changed my life. As soon as means would allow, I upgraded to a Ninja 300, I'm still learning all I can from that awesome little starter bike, but test drove the FZ-07 and fell in love with everything but its "transformer" aesthetic. The XSR strikes a deep chord with its design, and I'm convinced it will be my next bike. Yamaha USA, please bring it stateside!