I can't wait any longer for the 04 R1 to become available. I was thinking maybe the ZX10 or CBR1000 but I prefer Yamaha for looks and new HP numbers. I hope the magazines come out soon with true HP ratings on all these new killer liter bikes. Just sold my 2000 R1 for $10,000 and I'm using that for the deposit on the new ride. You can't go wrong with whatever you buy for 04, there all great .