from an ex sport bike guy. my last ride was simply to just get home fromm the dealership with a big bike I had no experience with or new nothing about. so this morning i rode back to the dealer in st aug and back to jacksonville, both interstate and scenic along the beach. one think i had hoped for was to be able to ride w/o earplugs and I thought i'd done it, except my ears are satill ringing after 30 minutes rest. I haave always worn good gear at all time but i was forced to lolck my leather coat in the trunk becaue i just don't get enmolugh air flow for the heat (91). the fron suspension is harsh. i feel all the bumps and the lane deflectors feel like logs in the road. my bandit i traded had racetec springs and gold valves--it was smoothe as glass and always firmly planted. the radio sounds good below 50 but at speed, it sounds like the speakers are over driven. i've never had a radio before so this may be common. i musat also keep the face shield open on my full face helmet to hear the radio. i've not worn an open face helmet in more than 30 years but i may have to for the radio. the bike rides smoothe and has plenty of power, even after coming off 135hp bandit. turns/leans must be under power as it felt like the front would tuck. that's my thoughts with 175 total miles ridden. i'm sure my style will adjust to the bike.