I have a friend who collects bikes. He has both the FZ07 and the FZ09. I ride with him, mostly at speed, on Palomar Mountain on most weekends. When the '09 came out last year, I thought it was the best new sport-type bike I had ridden in years. Not necessarily the fastest, but easy to ride at any speed and both powerful and affordable.
The '07 came out a few months later and although not as powerful, it was lighter and even easier to ride hard. He has over 100 bikes in his collection, and the '07 is one of my absolute favorites. The first time I rode it I rushed the shift into 2nd gear and did a long power wheelie coming out of a corner. Really a fun bike.