Like any performance-motorcycle fanatics, my riding buddies and I were nuts with excitement when the (motorcycle) magazine reviews came out, announcing that yet another manufacturer had released a new sportbike that was essentially a "racebike for the street." I wanted one. We all wanted one. It was what we dreamed of riding. And we did. Kawasaki GPz900 Ninja, Honda VF750R Interceptor, Ducati Paso, Suzuki GSX-R750, Yamaha FZ750! Gimme, gimme, gimme.