I've had my Bandit for 3 days, and now that I've had a chance to take it for a good ride, I thought I'd give a bit of a write up about it. It's an Aussie import 2000 GSF250V. I reeeeeeeeeeeally like it. It's so much better than the old dunger GPX. Handling: It's a really nice handling bike. I haven't really had any nasty surprises at all, which is nice. One I had was on a large radius hairpin bend when the front wheel started washing out a bit, though, to be honest, I was probably at the absolute limit i.e about scrape pegs/sliders and drop a knee. I got to the other later. The handling is brilliant, feels completely planted and very confidence inspiring. Whereas on my old GPX I was taking fast sweepers at 80kmh absolute max, on this thing I can them at 100kmh+ (I think I hit an indicated 120kmh on one) I hadn't ridden in nearly 6 months when I got this, but I already feel like I'm riding better than ever. However, the downside of this good handling suspension set-up is that it's setup rather stiffly. It's uncomfortable riding around, but it will pick out undulations in the road, and one particularly big bump nearly knocked me off the pegs. Engine: Below 6k, nothing really. Above 6k it starts move, and that's the range I usually use for riding around town. Once you hit 10k, the exhaust timing changes and it just rips forward. It's just such an angry engine and loves it rev. It's a damn mini-hooligan bike. 1st goes to 60, 2nd to 80 and 3rd about 100kmh. 100 is about ~9k rpm. ~45hp with a 16,000rpm redline. All in all, it's a damn good bike. I think I'm gonna be a much better rider from this bike than I would've if I'd stayed on the GPX. Much recommended as a first bike, I think especially if you want to stay with 4cyl bikes.