I tried a lot of bikes such as the Superduke and Speed Triple before finding my 1000SF by accident. For me it's a better all round package then the others, as it has a bigger tank range and better pillion accommodation as well as being much more comfortable to ride. The suspension is also fully adjustable and all the adjusters are easy to get at...no skinned knuckles with this bike! It’s got plenty of power/torque, handles very well, is well built and has loads of charcter. Although there are not many dealers, its easy to work on yourself and spares are easy to get from the new UK importer. So if you fancy something different and can find a tidy second hand one, don’t be afraid to give it a go, I'm glad I did.