I rode one for darn near 2 hours last weekend at the Kawasaki Demo Days in my area. This is the fastest thing I've ever sat on. Period. It was scary how fast it was going before I could even look at the speedo. Very, very good wind protection at everything below 80mph. The gearing was so tightly spaced that I was constantly looking for a higher gear, but I guess it’s a sport bike and meant to be that way. Brakes were so powerful I almost threw myself over the bars upon my first hard stop. Moral of the story: if you have $10K to drop on a bike and can control yourself, I don’t see how it could get much better than this.
On a separate note I spent almost the same amount of time on 2010 Versys and absolutely loved it! The vibes though the handlebars were somewhat excessive, but other than that it was a simply awesome machine! I spent time on the 2010 Concours 14 and wasn’t that impressed – for $15K I expected much more.
'I use my cigar smoke as idiot repellent'
Yeah, that’s a statistic sample size of 1, category “anecdotal evidence”, but there it is.
"You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos motherfu#&er!!" -Red, from Pineapple Express.