Former Ninja 300 rider from California, and I had to retire it after a good 3 year run. Took a break from riding for a few months, but I just picked up my new Z650 this past Sunday! I haven't put many miles on it, but hope to break it in over the next few weeks.
Initial thoughts on the bike: Light, easy to maneuver, smooth power delivery, and I can touch my feet down! It's pretty much what I've been looking for.