Ok. I may end up updating this as time goes by. Traded the old VL800 Suzuki in Friday. For anyone interested there's more on that under the "Dealers" thread. Allowing that it's got 200km on it, here goes. First impressions. Its a lot taller than the VL, and for a short(ish) rider (or pillion) I can see it could be an issue. For me, at 6ft its not, but it is an observation. The seat is "harder" than the VL, but not that bad. I don't like the seat surface that much, but its a minor dislike, (The seat has a slightly "textured" finish). Possibly a sheepskin to come, not sure yet. I do notice that under heavy brakes you slide into the tank. :? There is also a severe lack of carry space under the seat! Brakes. Wow. The thing stops like you have hit a wall. In fact at slow speed they are a tiny bit too "stoppy", but this could be my inexperience / lack of pratice. At reasonable / silly speeds it stops well and dead straight! Power. The 4cyl 1250 cc motor is a gem. This thing could be seriously dangerous in the wrong hands! My only gripe (and it could be inexperience again) is that the fuel injection is either "on" or "off". And there is bugger all motor braking compared to the VL. Having said that, it pulls like a scared freight train at any speed. Cornering is scary. Once again I'm getting used to riding a sporty(er) bike again. But this thing goes round bendy bits like its on rails! You actually find yourself looking at the speedo going "f$cK me!" after a corner. All in all, I love it! Update: 28/05 The fuel injection still appears a little "edgy", and it also seems to be very dependant on the fuel used. Its going in for the 100km service soon more then. Update 31/05. Adjusted up the front preload (2 notches). Easy as, and the handling / braking is 150% better in my opinion, especially 2 up! The first Service is booked in. At this time I'll also get the Rack fitted and some minor brake lever adjustments etc done. According to the worshop Mgr at A1 they adjust the EFI unit at 1st Service. He reckons the bike will perform much better after this and it's quite common. Aside from that, damn I love this thing.