Driveline lash def there.....Again I think the tuners tune the on throttle to come on very slow to deaden that driveline lash.....
If I were a track day junkie it would probably really bother me but track days are behind me so it really doesn't bother me.
I rotated the handlebar up which also moves it forward and the riding position is much easier for me now. I also have a handlebar riser coming tomorrow.
Why oh why didn't they make our cables even a 1/2 longer?? Don't they know part of the beauty of handle bars is adjustability? First time, Suzuki?
How does this bike compare to other bikes Ive had???
Hmmmm...Owned a lot of supersports over the years but the last one I owned the 2001 GSXR1k. I had cams and headwork done to it, a custom underseat exhaust and carbon fiber rims.
Back then 180 or so at the wheel was A LOT.
The S feels like that before all the work as far as engine feel goes. Yes, I know theyre different gens from our current engine but based on my crappy memory ( it HAS been awhile) theyre similar.
Most recently I had a 2014 Tuono. Loved the bike but it was too small and sold it to a guy. The Tuono didn't feel any faster by the seat of the pants, but was the best handling big cc bike ever.
More refined maybe than the S, more electronics, maybe lighter....
Ive owned 2 diff gens of Hayabusas….Totally diff feel.
The closest thing again, to me, would be the B-King as far as feel. They shouldn't be all that close, diff engines etc B king is heavier I think, but similar power to weight but the S is faster. riding position, and A LOT of weight over the front wheel. They choked up, detuned the b king and geared it pretty tall.
Our S is faster due to gearing perhaps. At least out of the box. I wanted to keep the B King but needed a few bucks and sold it. Overall the S is a better bike and used B Kings go for about what I paid for my hold over new S,
The S is one of the quickest bikes Ive ridden, it gets to 100+ hella fast. Someone told me 135 at the wheel...It feels quicker but Im not getting any younger either.
That said, I might get something smaller...lol. My son is a new rider, he took the safety class and Im teaching him to ride. I bought him an fz07 so I figured I would get something sporty. Couldn't beat the S dollar for dollar but probably not the best bike to ride with my son.
Its not riding "with" him if Im always about 2 miles ahead and Im afraid I wouldn't be setting a good example for him. Something about a bike like this...Just cant resist the temptations.
So in the end I might wind up with an MT09 or a xsr9....Not that they are slow bikes but they aren't in the S' league.