I finally had a chance to take out my new gsxs1000. This bike is so refined, I didn't feel I was pushing myself at all and I have scrubbed my chicken strips within 20 min of enjoying the gixxes. I come off a 2000 vtr1000. I really love this bike and it is exactly what I expected. I do need the ability to get more into the bike instead of on top of it, but love the upright position while cruising. I want to report that I have decided to continue with the fatbar with the addition of rox 2" pivoting risers. I will first try the oem bars with this setup. My hope is I can enjoy a reasonable position on the highway and then drop the bars and adjust the suspension for aggressive turns. Has anyone else tried this?