Interesting take that I don't disagree with at all! But personally, The R3 is all the bike I need. I'm not a speed demon and frankly, the R3 can be intimidating at times due to it's weight (especially vs. the featherweight Z125). I'm not a commuter or even a highway rider, so that's something to take into consideration. Thanks for the reply!I'm in the opposite boat. I just picked up a little Z about a month ago and I'm sitting at 280 some miles. Lately I've been wondering if I should've just got a real bike. When I picked up the Z my thinking was if I'm forced to ride at slower speeds on slower roads that it would be somewhat safe. Well I keep having people "almost" pull out in front of me. I wear hi-vis yellow and I flash my brights but people still see me at the last second and slam on the brakes. One of these times they're not going to stop and I may or may not be able to avoid them. So I've been thinking I'd be better off out on the open road where there's less intersections, side streets, driveways, business entrances & exits, basically opportunities for people to pull out in front of me. But then I think if something did happen the results would be that much worse at higher speeds. I was tempted to trade it in on a MT-07 last weekend. I took one for a demo ride a couple years ago and I looked down and I was doing 80 and I wasn't even in 6th gear. It doesn't have the sock-n-awe power of a 1000 cc sport bike or even a 600 cc sport bike that's wound out. But it still has plenty of power to have fun with and it feels / handles so much lighter than the 4 cylinder bikes. I'll probably be parking the little Z for the winter soon, next spring will be decision time.