Just got my 2007 model on Saturday and it is incredible. I have owned many motorcycles over the years, but this bike is in a league of its own. I think Suzuki must have improved the shifting on the 2007 model because it shifts very smoothly through all gears. Some have reported difficult shifting between 1st and 2nd on the 2006 model. When I picked up the bike, I looked for the improperly mounted front tire that some of you reported and sure enough, it was on backwards.