Got me a 6 month old 2012 Vs. w/7k miles today, gold metal-flake (double nice.)
Anyway, first thing is crack your helmet lids at traffic stops! The exhaust fumes will knock you out with exhaust right below your ass !?!?!?!
2012 is smooth as butter! The anti-vibes rubber works well. Try a BMW F650 thump for 1200 miles per day and a half rides (that you have to lay in bed 24 hours after recuperating.) People should not try to ride it in rough (just above) idle area: DOWNSHIFT, it is not made to operate in that range. It rides beautiful and smooth otherwise.
I used my 3 pad heuristic for the front seat: gel pad on bottom front half of seat ($60 cycle gear), cheap ebay pad folded over on front edge to keep me from sliding into tank ($30 shipped), and a complete seat top to level the whole seat (Coleman - Walmart/Amazon - $20 and $8 sunproof/waterproofing protection from Home Depot to keep Coleman cover from turning purple and waterproofing it too - I use same stuff on all my textile waterproof riding gear/bags): $118 total solves all seat blue ball blues, Except with this high seat, I'm now tippy toes on my big toe pads (only), but that is ok for now (6' tall, 31" inseam - with at least 2" to 3" added to front edge in pads where I sit.)
Lots of things to do now, but first dual horns (I can't even hear the horn!) and cover the fork tubes so they don't blow seals. And then the front mudflap, engine guards, Givi Airflow dual ws (if it will work), ... Except for the tiny chain (I'm a little over 100 lbs short of max payload), I'm very happy. But Supermoto bikes like this usually have 250 lb max payloads, so I'm just glad to be able to own one this nice. It rides very nice, and the brakes are wonderful (i don't think they are abs, they feel too responsive, ha ha.)
And the Gold looks like Safety Orange Road Cones too, lol. All the stock Kaw' colors look great, but this one is my favorite (esp. now!) It is one bitchin' bike!