Kawasaki hit it out of the ball park up against the competition, The 2009 Ninja 600 is a new design bike with the latest technology, it seems great value for money. Engine wise the 2009 is said to have 115bhp at the back wheel, this makes it the most powerful standard 600 for 2009!!! Fully adjustable suspension , big piston forks on the front and back is fully adjustable too. It has been designed with help from Showa using MotoGP technology for starters. Check out the Öhlins Steering Damper. Nice stuff !! Slipper clutch as standard which works excellent, radial brakes with wavy discs and there is even a lap timer incorporated into the clocks, what more would you need? Kawasaki is claiming they have shed 10kg off earler year bikes, which is a huge amount for a supersports 600. It certainly feels lighter, more lively and turns in much easier. This one also has a great sounding, and looking Leo Vince "SBK" pipe on it!! Check out the color matched windscreen, Nice touch!! One ride and you will be hooked!!