s an 01. A good buddy of mine just did cornerspeed at VIR on his 996... sure as **** he saw tons of people shredding it on SV's... my old bike was a fully track ready SV streetfighter with all the mods.. My friend wants to race so we worked out an amicable trade. I have lusted over a monster for 9+ years and now I have one... I will miss my SV.. I would advise that everyone ride one once.. It is a great bike. How here is in richmond? If you are I own a lil cafe called 821 on cary st. come by and park your bike on the sidewalk ...I will buy you a beer. ... not to spam of course..