I just bought a new 05 Bandit. I pick it up tomorrow and I can't friggin' wait to get on it. It's my first bike but before I get a thousand posts saying "be careful" or "that's too big" or "you're gonna die" I want to say that I took the course at PRS, I have a full license (not that that means anything) and I am under no illusions about my skills. I'm going to be taking it nice and easy, I have good gear and I feel no need to prove how tough I am by trying to break land speed records.
Mostly I just can't wait to ride. If there are any other newbs out there who are interested in doing some short easy rides let me know.