Last year I purchased a new LAMS 2012 GSX650F. Like most things it has its good points and bad points. The dealer i purchased it from....lets say the guy who did the pre delivery service must have missed the fact that things need to be torqued....in 2 days the bolt that holds the shift lever had vanished and the shifter dangling in the breeze with me stuck on the side of the freeway at midnight, luckily a ex suzuki mechanic pulled over and pulled a bolt from the faring to temporarly replace my lost bolt. After that i went over the entire bike to find nothing was tight. The tyres that come stock should never be fitted to anything unless you want a totally unpredictable tyre. I did 11000km on the slipstone battleaxe...it was 9000km of slip and slide, only when the tyre was >2mm on the rear and less than 1mm on the front they actually provided grip. Being the LAMS it is restricted to 5500rpm to keep it under the 150kw/t which is actually not too bad(easily unrestricted though), the inline 4 has a lot of low down torque that makes up for the limiter. But unrestricted it is much easier to ride having a much larger range to use upto the 12500rpm redline. It pulls strong all the way to the redline, although there is a flat spot at 4500rpm that is sorted out with any sort of tuning. I removed the stock muffler and replaced it with a TRC stainless yoshimura, due to the stock muffler weighing around 4 times more than the yoshi and it is also almost silent(loudpipessavelives ). It has twin 310mm non abs on the front that pull up quite well, although they need a bit of encouragement for them to start pulling up. Six speed transmission that sits at around 6000rpm at 110kph. The front suspension is soft in the stock setting same with the rear, With a bit of tuning it makes the bike much more stable and responsive. It weighs a massive 241kg wet.. thats just over 20kg lighter than a hayabusa, Im 6'2" and 100kg, so for me the bike is easy to manage. At slow speeds you can feel how heavy the bike is, But bring it upto speed you dont even notice the weight with it easy to throw through corners. The stock seat isn't the most comfortable i have been astride on but it sure isn't the worst either, but there is aftermarket seats available if its an issue. Under seat storage really isnt an issue, I have a disc lock, digital pressure gauge, full tyre repair kit and i have space for my phone and wallet still. the cluster consists of a full size rpm counter and a digital speed display that also features a clock, 5 bar fuel gauge. the shift light is adjustable from 7500rpm up to redline, the light is also dimable and a choice of flash or constant. It has a 18L fuel tank which is quite good, although the fuel gauge goes onto reserve when you use about 10L. Being 6'2" the wind deflection off the screen is directly into my neck/under my helmet, which is slightly annoying but can easily be fixed with an aftermarket option. Overall i would recommend the bike, Its got a $10490 ride away price tag, a comfortable riding position, enough power to ride anywhere, an excellent range and it isn't bad on the eyes.