Ride reports: Love the bike. Suspension is great. Freeways or Canyons, tight but not harsh. Motor: Runs strong in any gear. Wouldn't mind a 7th gear for long highway rides (LOL). Nice layout. Good compromise between sport position and comfort position. Shifter- best I've ever used. Sound, pleasant, with quiet at cruise speeds and aggressive at high rpm's. Mileage. Decent. 40 mpg not too bad considering it's impossible to ride this thing at the speed limit. Brakes- excellent once you ditch the stock pads and put in EBC's (or any sintered equivalent GSXR style that fit). Seat- nice upgrade to inexpensive optional "style seat". Stock seat will probably go to an aftermarket company so they can use the base and go with top grade padding and seat cover of your choosing. Battery access: excellent. For those who want to add heated gear, or another connector, it's completely accessible with a single bolt to remove driver's seat. Oil filter access: ( I know a lot of people cringe at removing the lower farings, but a K&N filter KN-138 fits a 17MM socket with a 6" extension right in between the 4 head pipes and allows a quick release or 1/4 turn tight for a super quick oil change. Check engine to frame bolts, axle bolts and swing arm bolts for tightness periodically. Use a torque wrench Mine were off between the 600 mile service and 1000 miles.