Ground clearance issues? Do you have any solid evidence to back this up? I have my front and rear tires worn completely to the edges and have not even scraped a peg feeler yet. The bike has no clearance issues, if it does, it's due to an incorrect suspension setup. I strongly doubt Honda would over look such a thingBigDawg : Very similar from that side. I do find it interesting that the front fairing of the 1K to 'take up' a lot of room out in front of the bike. Covers a good portion of the front fender/tire. Think they drew those up together. Black 1K is really pretty nice. I might be able to ride that, maybe. That lower certainly looks low as does the case covers. Hope it doesn't suffer from the same ground clearance issues the 600rr does.