Expensive? Yes. Tall & long? Yes. Light & nimble ? Yes. This bike rocks your socks off. After having spent a few years practising the art of wheelstands on GSs this is The Answer for me. I compare this bike to my 911 C4S, powerful, but not crazily so, with a chassis to not just cope with it, but to leverage every single last drop of torque and HP. Man it goes from the starting grid! Loving it!