I find it funny that they say the FZ 09 throttle issue is not as bad as the GSX. I don't know, but I really don't find the GSX throttle all that bad. Sure I have only had it a few days now, but I have no issue holding a constant speed. At real low parking lot speeds for a u-turn or such, it does seem a little sensitive, but manageable with the clutch.
I took the FJ 09 out before the GSX, and the FJ 09 throttle is supposed to be refined compared to the FZ. The whole time the throttle on the FJ just felt really jumpy and the front end very loose. Didn't even bother with the FZ after that. Now it is a little embarrassing, but I have not stalled a bike in years. Coming off the line on the FJ nice and slow behind a semi into an immediate right turn and boom, stalled it. I had my wife on the back and she even asked me what happened. She was shocked as I had never done that to her before. Couldn't believe how sensitive the throttle and clutch were when trying for a slow smooth start.
The Honda was a non-starter. No TC, No ABS and more $$$$, not happening. As as I like Kawi in general, I just couldn't see spending a full day on that seat.
I just think I am still in awe with this bike. Suzuki has made this such a bargain. Well not dripping with tech, it has what I consider the important stuff that the others don't and all at a lower price, minus the FZ.