Hello, Just had a look at a brand spankin' new kle500 in Parramatta today. Man what a ride. Compared to what I am riding now it is such a different bike in riding posture, style, power and handling. Had trouble the first few times to put my foot on the pegs, rather than the actual levers... but soon got it all worked out. The bike I believe certainly has enough power for what I want it to do. Which is mainly commuting to work and home, with the odd rough road every now and then. I managed to "lift" the front end giving it a squirt in 3rd to get through some lights to keep up with the dealer. After seeing LWD my wife wants to go around australia so it would be a good learning bike for that. Going to have a look at a suzuki gs500f but fear it may be to small for me. Why arent there more road bikes in the 500cc categorie? and under $8k? Versys to to expensive, er6n is to much power at the moment. Perhaps they dont want to kill the used bike market? When I test this gs500f ill post another report under here.