Here is my new ride. Bought it last Monday, but my camera is on the blink and I've been spending more time riding than taking pictures. I'm up to 1100 km so far and due for my first service on Friday. 2010 Suzuki GSX1250FA, dark blue and most likely the only one in the ACT at the moment Initial impressions, looks similar to my previous bike, the GSX650FU. A bit more weight, but not that bad. I reckon most of the weight will be from the centre stand than having a larger engine. On the second day of riding, I tried the MOST test at Kambah, U-turns are going to take some time to relearn. The right angle corner was fine and the cone swerve was do-able. Did get a chance to test braking, as there was one car parked on the start line. Bars and pegs are comfortable and I sit a bit more upright than the 650. As you can see, I've kept my Givi top box and panniers, which bolted straight on the 1250. MRA windscreen fitting is exactly the same as the 650 as well. First ride was long enough to scrub in the tyres (I don't like the stock Dunlops, no good in the wet) and long enough to get a feel for the power. Bear in mind, the book says to stay under 4500 RPM for the first 800km and then under 7000 for the next 800km. This bike will happily do 100 in 3rd and it's only sitting a smidge above 4k!! CMC said that you get another blast of power from 5k onwards, I've only been above 5k a few times and that was not at posted speeds. The first day, I replaced the stock lights with halogen and put in my LED blue parkers. Bloody things weren't plugged in right and when I was working one loose to fix it, it fell into the headlight. I had all the fairings off and the front end, just to get this loose globe out. I'm pretty happy that I could do that and get it back together. A run down to the Bay was needed and the roads were clear on the way down. First time down the Clyde, I spent most of my time in 2nd but cornering is not that much different to my 650. A quick rest stop and a bite for lunch and back home I go. Again, pretty clear except when I get to the bottom of the Clyde, there's a bit of traffic. Get up to the overtaking lane and bam, I'm past in less time that it took to think about it. I took a few corners in a too high gear, but the bike held it's line and a very gentle roll on, the power came on smoothly. At the top, still in the 90k section, there was a car who couldn't decide on whether to travel at 90 or 70 or even 60. Finding a straight section of road, broken lines, off I go again. This bike is very smooth in its power but will take off with a healthy twist. Braking feels different to the 650, it comes with ABS as standard. Having the centre stand come with the bike, makes chain maintenance a breeze, as well as filling up the tank. Mods so far; Heated grips, Data Dots, MRA dark tinted touring screen, Givi Top box and panniers LED rear lights, clear lense Blue LED parkers, Polished alloy radiator protector AMHP clear headlight protector. Dark blue blingy bar ends I received my rear wheel hugger today, but will wait until I get my Yoshy before I put it on.