After reading Jellikit's thread that had me thinking that maybe he/she didn't go for a long enough test ride of the TL prior to deciding to buy it. I'm sure that any bike bigger than a 250 seems awesome in comparison so the extra power and most likely better handling would probably skew an overall assessment of a bike if you only rode it for a short time. I've heard of some getting a bike to test for the day. I'd guess you'd know by then whether or not you want that particular bike. I know with my previous car, a 20 minute test drive didn't highlight how uncomfortable it is after 5 continuous hours behind the wheel. Thankfully, my current cage is a lot better (body parts don't start complaining until I've done 7-8 non-stop hours). Anyway, how long has it taken (minimum) for you in the past to sort out whether or not a bike is good for you? Your answers would be a useful guide to us newcomers as to how long we should be going for test rides.