I've been lurking here for a bit, and decided to make an intro post, even though I don't yet own a GSX-S1000.
I loved the specs and reviews from the start (other than the ubiquitious snatchy throttle stories), though it took me a while to get over the aesthetics (I really don't like those z-looking side fairings, or the "fang" looking headlight surrounds).
Judging by the TPS thread, it looks like there's hope for the throttle issues, though I do see that some in the 'constant throttle' thread are still complaining about surges ... so I'm cautiously optimistic on that front. And I've worked with fiberglass before, and think that if I did decide that I can't live with the killer robot look I could probably design replacements with less z-fang in them, lol. Probably even could make the jump into carbon fiber fabrication, which is something I've been thinking of anyway ... hmmm ...
So, I'm pondering. I have a thing about weight, so I love the fact that this is a naked superbike that is lighter than just about anything in its class. And if I switch to an Arrow full exhaust and lithium ion battery, I could easily drop another 15-20 pounds. And I love the features, the price point, the power, the handling reports, and the ergonomics (I haven't ridden one, but sat on one at a dealer).
I also love and am considering two other very different bikes that I really like, the Yamaha XSR900 and the Triumph Street Triple R. Either of these or the Suzuki will provide a nice modern change of pace from my old '88 Sportster cafe racer project bike, and in addition to modern performance will give me modern traction control and ABS for the wet Seattle weather I'm about to return to. Lol, decisions, decisions!
Anyway, sorry for a very long and rambly intro post, lol. Thanks to everyone for all the very cool and helpful information you've all shared!