Hello all, been awhile since i've been on here and wanted to give my thoughts on this bike. I recently got to test ride both the faired and un-faired versions at the International Motorcycle Show in Sacramento a month or so ago. Lucky for me Suzuki was demoing bikes that day and was thrilled at the thought of test riding the naked bike, is was able to test ride the faired one to. For awhile i was debating between the Speed Triple and the GSXS after riding both, IMO the GSXS is the better bike overall. The Gixxus 1000 is every bit as fast as the Tuono V4R is I test rode a few months back, the bike is unbelievable, the handling, how agile it was, what more can I say that hasn't already been said about this bike. I will say the fueling was a little meh, could be better but i'm sure a flash tune will sort it out. This bike definitely puts out more than the claimed 145 bhp, more like 160 hp, which leads me to this, am I ready for a bike with that much power? I've only been street riding for just over a year and thought maybe I could handle a litre bike because I test rode the S3 a couple times and thought this isn't to bad. That Suzuki though is a animal, and simply an awesome machine for the price. It would e the bike I would get if I decided to get a 1000 cc naked bike.