Have any of you interested in getting a Ninja 1000 checked on what insurance is going to cost for this bike? My current carrier, Progressive, classifies it as an ultra high performance bike and wants $770.00 per year for full coverage, $1000.00 deductable. I'm 63, no tickets, wrecks, rider course every other year, credit score 800+. My 2010 Concours 14 runs under $300.00 and a Z1000 runs $350.00 for the same coverages. What are you guys encountering? UPDATE: - I am impressed with Kawasaki customer followup!!!!!! I got a call from Kawasaki corporate today in response to an email I sent them Monday on this same topic. My phone number was not in the eamil, so someone had to do some research. The call was not from a part-time customer service rep that had never ridden a motorcycle, but from a 26 year veteran of Kawasaki and an avid motorcyclist! We had a great conversation about a number of things. He explained that Kawasaki has a very orderly and consistant model designation system - the ZX is basicly an inline 4 with a full fairing, and the Z1000 (ZR1000D) represents an inline 4 without a fairing. Many insurance companies don't go much beyond the model designator when setting their rates. So the key is to do some serious shopping around! Kawasaki is doing a lot of things right! I for one am impressed with their product, pricing and customer service. Others could learn from them!