Hello folks...new triple owner from Honolulu. I'm 34, have been riding for about 3 years, and have been interested in motorcycles since well before that. My previous bike was a 2006 Honda CBR600RR which I owned for about 2 years and rode almost everyday until it was stolen. Yeah it sucked and yeah I was really angry *understatement* but at least I had full insurance coverage. I've wanted a Speed Triple ever since the 1050 came out in '05, but after riding light and nimble middleweights (first bike was a SV650, right before the RR), I really didn't want anything heavier. The lack of a racetrack here makes sportbikes a little impractical...the ST3 was exactly was I was looking for on paper and is even better on the street. I miss the RR but I have absolutely no regrets about getting the triple. I've already spent way too much time lurking and researching, and I suspect that I'll be spending way too much more time as I learn more and am influenced by the awesomeness of the ST3 and the people that own it. Let the modding begin!