I owned an '05 FZ6 and really liked that bike. So with this being the last time i can buy a new FZ6 (discontinued) with its 92ish hp, great build quality, extra guages, aluminum frame, centerstand, higher spec brakes, and this one is highly subjective, great FZ6 looks, well I just had to have one again. My V did have several niggles and my FZ not a one. Please do not misunderstand I am not dissin the V, I had a blast on it, just for me the FZ makes more sense. I'll be visiting from time to time as well.