On Saturday May 13, 2006 I attended an open house at Mission Motorsport in Irvine, CA and had the good fortune of meeting and talking to Mr. Kato, President of Suzuki Motorcycles. We talked about the leading edge technology and great new styling that was engineered into the M109R. I told him that I had purchased the M109R in Mesa, AZ and rode it home some 416 miles in about 7 hours. I told him I was an old guy and being a young man he could easily better that time but, I did stop for gas 3 times and a long lunch. The torque, horsepower and brakes on the M109R are wonderful and the styling is in keeping with the current crop of custom and extreme cruisers.Â He asked what bikes I previously owned in the last 5 years and was surprised when I mentioned : FZ1, Valkyrie, Mean Streak, FJR1300 and HD Deuce. I asked him about a windscreen and he indicated that 2 windshields were being designed for the M109R and would be on the market this summer. He wanted to take a picture with me and my M109R which I tried to attach but it is 389KB and the max. size allowed is 128KB. If any of you are interested, email me and I'll send you the picture. He is a very intelligent, courteous, and friendly man unlike American chief executive officer's whose vanity is exceeded only by their hubris. We motorcyclists are fortunate to have a President like Mr. Kato who understands what the market place wants and has the leadership skills, abilities and courage to manufacture motorcycles with leading edge technology and great looks too.