owned since mid summer 2012 (was there a summer in 2012 ?) several rusty parts already but that's normal for Suzukis I've owned loads over the last 40 years so usual 4 stars for quality, Reliability has been perfect (aided by not installing an alarm which makes all suzuki F1 lights come on at some point). Engine feels more potent but strangled to death by the catalytic converter.... which is welded in to the pipe which goes from the engine to the end can so to get to the power require a complete exhaust system which is a shame. The previous model L1 is virtually the same bike but you only need a link pipe to remove the cat and a can to free enough power for 3rd gear wheelies, the cost of changing the whole system puts it too close the the price of a BMW s1000rr which makes it pointless to spend as much for a lot less bike. The L2 is vastly overpriced for what it is.... great bike but I paid under 10,000 and if you pay more you've failed to haggle a fair price. Suspension is incredibly hard at first but beds in and softens within 1500 miles. handling is great high speed long sweepers to hairpin bends all easy and confidence inspiring. Adjustable height footrest is the only thing that made me buy this over the repsol blade they make the difference between being able to ride 100 miles or 250 in one go. equipment is enough for what you need, no more, no less... no electrical toys to rely on, just you and a throttle and brakes (how I like it). If you've owned a GSXR you know what to expect in terms of quality issues but you also know what to expect from the power, fun and handling, Great bike, worth around £10,000 no more. More comfortable than other sportsbikes which makes it the better bike for the road.