Hello from Alabama. Just got my new GSX S1000 on October 29, 2015. I've been riding off and on for years but mostly cruisers and touring bikes for the last 5 years. I decided that I wanted a sportier bike in the stable before I get too old (currently 70 years old) but I didn't want to spend too much and I didn't want a pure sport bike like a GSX R1000 because of the riding position. Then along came the S1000 and I bought one. No regrets so far except for the snatchy throttle and no slipper clutch but I new about that before I bought it. I purchased a replacement throttle tube from my local dealer for under $20 and sent it to Gary at G2 Ergonomics (the Throttle Tamer people). Gary thinks they will come up with a Throttle Tamer for the GSX S1000 soon. So far I have removed the tank stickers, replaced the rear fender with a Yoshmura fender eliminator kit, added race spools, and changed the oil and filter at 600 miles. Looking forward to doing some track days at the Barbers Motorsports Park.