I normally ride a GS500 with a "standard" geometry. I had a go on a mate's bike yesterday - a Honda VFR750. It's classed as a sports tourer I think. Anyway, I came to my first corner and oops! Went really wide. I found myself fighting the steering in each bend; when I tipped the bike in to the same degree as I do with my GS it just wanted to keep falling into the corner. In effect, it seemed to need much less lean, but somehow I couldn't get comfortable with it. Eventually I found that if I leant my body into the corner rather than the bike, it felt better - and on the open road it felt fine (oooh what throttle response!! nothing like double the hp...) I got back on the GS after about half an hour and, like a well worn glove, felt much better. Now I know that part of this is what I'm used to, but has anyone else got some insight into this situation? Is it just that I'm used to the GS, or is it more that the GS is an easier / more natural bike to ride? When I checked out the steering geometry of the VFR, it's much steeper than the GS - so would all sports bikes handle like this, and if so, it seems to me that they would be great going fast, but not so good at manoeuvering in the city?