I've decided that I want to add an R6 to the stable. I need something faster than my ultralight machine to recalibrate my sense of speed so I stop chickening out at the end of fast straights by rolling off way too soon, braking way too soon and enjoying a leisurely coasting session to the apex. I also need to learn to work the gearbox more which I hear all my MW friends complaining about. I'm also fairly certain I'm not going to actually race it, just track days/open practice. I've been 'that guy' with expert plates turning sub-novice times in a class before, I got away with it on a motard 'cause the overall speeds are down which is NOT the case in middleweight. So, track day / practice mount, which means I can leave lights on it for street duty, ok. As to why I'm stuck on an R6 vs any other MW, I like blue right now. Is the 2nd gen (03 to 05, EFI vs carbs on the prior gen) radically slower than the 06 and up bikes? (Seem to be cheaper used.) Any R6 specific things I should be poking at when looking at used machines? Any compelling reasons to ignore the 2nd gen and go newer? In short, school me on these things Beeb!