I thought Iâ€™d give you a bit of a review on the GSX1400 from an owners point of view after having it for a short time. When I first looked to purchase a bike I had some criteria, (a) that it had to have sufficient grunt to take 2 adults plus baggage and pull all day, (b) that it needed to be â€˜pillion friendlyâ€™, in that it had comfortable seating for two weary old buttsâ€¦â€¦.and (c) that it was a comfortable ride for both. I didnâ€™t want to be cramped into a fetal position all day and I didnâ€™t want a novice pillion sitting up on some â€˜handkerchiefâ€™ rear seat like a shag on a rock. Looked at several bikes, FJR1300, Honda Blackbird and Triumph Sprintâ€¦.you can see which way I was leaningâ€¦â€¦.the trumpie was it until I found the 14. Retro styling in keeping maybe with my age, I loved the look of the big bike, just looking at it you can see its all â€˜gruntâ€™ with its inline 4 powerplant all shiny in black and chrome. Weighing in at around 215kgs the bike is not light while stationary ( most big bikes arenâ€™t) but as soon as you are moving that feeling of weight is gone and if anything it feels a little more secure having that big footprint so to speak. Seating is excellent for both with a wide plush seat that is comfortable for the long ride. Because of the width of seat and bike, some riders with â€˜ducks diseaseâ€™ may find the bike a bit ungainly because of the height. A bonus with the seat is underseat storage, ( a downside with most bikes) I think there is a quoted 11 litres of storage available under there so thatâ€™s where you stash wet weather gear, puncture kit etc along with the supplied tool kit. Starting is a joy with the big fuel injected four and running around town or down the street is a pleasure as its well behaved and docile when you want it. Tap the trigger on this brute and we have instant fun, while on the move gear changes are not necessary if you are lazy, the beast will easily pull away from revs as low as 1600rpm in most situations and by the time youâ€™ve hit 4000,â€¦â€™.well no officer I didnâ€™t knowâ€™ Handling is never going to be up to sportsbike standards but it is still no slouch, a little slower to tip into corners and changing direction on a dime but still easily produces screams from the pillion in the twisties. If you want a big bike with presence, extremely well mannered but ready to play hard ball whenever you want, if you want a bike that brakes well, handles twisties quite well thank you and has enough grunt to pull your arms out of their sockets on the way out of corners then you are going to love this brute of a bike.