Well, the delivery date for my wife Stacy's new black Suzuki GXS 650 happened to be today her birthday! She doesn't get her unrestricted licence for another fortnight so I rode it the 15km home from the dealer. Now, some context - I ride a GSF1200 Bandit - 2006 so it has carbies and is air/oil cooled. After all the 90 minutes of forms, documents, insurance, extras from the parts shop and keeping our 2 kids (2 and 8 year olds) occupied, I started the 650 up and ambled out of the showroom onto the carpark. Hmmm, a lot smoother than my Bandit....smooth as silk. Onto Plenty Rd (100kph limit) - boy she likes to rev....100kph = 5000rpm vs 3750 on the Bandit. 6 speed so there's some revvin and shiftin to get there but there is zip vibration, no fuss just smooth acceleration. Grip and handling? Feels like a kids BMX compared to my Bandit. Chuckable, grippy notwithstanding waxy tyres and braking....well, it shares the same brakes as my bike! Did I say it was smooth? Comfy and fast - it just wants to rev its ring off so I suspect tiny bore and long stroke. What a blast! Can't wait til Stacy's done a few thousand clicks so I can have another ride!! Specs are cool: fuel injected, liquid cooled, digi dash, hyd clutch, 6 speed, black, black, black paint. 17" rims, 160 rear rubber, lots of bits same as my Bandit ie body work. Adjusted gear lever to sit lower and she's right. Highly recommended - a ton of fun. Hmm, wonder if I could snaffle it when she isn't looking....OUCH, sorry darl. Being chief service rep and detailer around here I will be spending lots of time with me old china Mr Sheen keeping these two scoots in top nick - the GSX black means it'll look filthy before the candy red Bandit but washing is a weekly chore which accompanies garage lagers so not altogether a bad thing. Handling, accerleration, light weight, and fun, fun, fun. Gotta love it. Only thing, centre stand a $250 option but we got it - after all, I gotta lube that chain!!