http://londonbikers.com/news/10894/mist-suzuki-testing-at-portimao-gsxr-k9 "With no time to change anything we literally fitted more track oriented tyres, although still treaded rather than slicks, and fitted a set of Performance Friction brake pads. Everything else remained as standard, including lights, wing mirrors, road gearing, etc." And it hung with fully prepped race bikes on slicks and even managed to beat a few. Heres another "I think this is, without exaggeration, the most remarkable bike Suzuki have ever built. It is almost a shame that it looks so similar at first glance to the old bike as every area that we have struggled with or worked around with the old model has been addressed and bettered by some margin. Matt said it is the best bike he has ever ridden and I can easily see why." And this is why ive been holding my cash and my k6.