I finally joined the GSXS family 1.5 years after my original post with my 2018 GSXS1000Z. 🙂
It's been almost a decade since I last rode anything. I made sure to practice in an empty lot nearby before I left the dealership during traffic hour. I'm glad I did because I almost dropped it when I stalled while practicing turning from a stop.
Day 1 impressions:
The throttle response is instant. I wouldn't call it a snatchy throttle (although I can see how someone else might), but it definitely requires a delicate touch.
The clutch pull is pretty **** heavy. Hopefully I can reposition it to a more comfortable position. I can see this getting tiring.
The riding position makes me feel like a sail. I'm finding myself forgetting to grip the tank which makes my arms lock up tiring them out. I feel like clip ons at least had me bending my elbows so that my arms wouldn't be tense. Maybe a windscreen would help but it's definitely like learning to ride all over again.
This bike feels light. Maybe it's the upright riding position but I don't recall my GSXR600 feeling this light.
And finally, the power. Holy smokes. I'm a little scared. I feel like I need to convince my wife to get a Grom "for her." XD
Here we go...
Last edited by gsxsdave; 03-30-2019 at 12:08 AM.