Just picked up a red and black F model Saturday. At almost 62, my sport bike days are over. It was cold, but the excitement of a new bike trumped cold weather. Bike performed perfect. Didn't sense any real throttle issues. Touchy, but very manageable. Agree the suspension is a little rough over bumps. Love the performance and upright riding position. Now the wait for Spring and warm weather. By the way, this is a great forum.