When you mention the FireBlade, it's generally seen as the bike that changed sports bikes as we know them today, however everyone seems to wax lyrical about the much bemoaned 16" wheel and them getting less super sport and more sports tourer as they evolved, by the SC33 (98-99 the last of the carb'd bikes) the hate is seemingly strong. So obviously influenced by the advice of people who clearly know what they are talking about, I ignored the whinging and picked up a '99 SC33 in Repsol's finest. I must be an special kind of idiot because i'd swear when I read the spec, it's 5kg lighter, has more power and torque, improved stopping power and generally seems much more refined compared to the revered end of 'Blade development. Oh and did I mention it was cheap? Just need to move the ZX6R F3 on in a few months. So yea, i'm apparently a deluded tubby chaser... who knew? Pics to follow once I get it sorted.