The bike is great, I wanted a sports bike, but was nervous about owning one, since I han't even ridden a 125 sports bike, the closest i had was a gsx600f a year previous. So I was moving up from a gp100 and was fazd at first. My first ride was taking it home from south shields it would have been nicked in days if I didnt, and I found the seat uncomfortable after 100 odd miles, but it has since eased up and is now comfy all day. It is far to easy to go too fast on this bike, but with my limited experience it does have power lowdown which I find useful enough with the 10k+ range bing left fot nutty spells. Overall I find the bike easy to live with, but in heavy traffic it easier on the wrists to filter.