Bryan Taylor at Burnaby Kawasaki emailed me a few days ago and said that they would have a Ninja 1000 on hand for a 1-2 day advance preview some day very soon. When I get a date from Bryan, I'll post it here. Otherwise call them directly. I think / hope it's going to make a very nice, light sport touring bike. The hard bags that I've seen in pictures appear to be Givi's that Honda also sells for the last gen VFR.