Fist couple of rides I kinda did not like it. Handled like shit and has no power. Couple more rides I realize it has power it's just a 4 banger, rev it stupid. My VT1000 had such huge bottom I always shifted about 3K. :>) The K100 likes to sing at 4000-6500 and ride the mid. Anyway I got new tires today and it totally transformed the bike. The rear was some Metzler 880 marathon long mile POS. The front was a Metz laser which was 80% gone. The new Bridgestone BT-45's freaking RULE. Super smooth handling, The motor / EFI is liquid smooth from 1 RPM to 9K. Brakes are very strong. Bike is comfy. Has ton of under seat storage which is totally cool. Has a three position quick headlight adjust so if you add a passenger and / or luggage your good to go. Lots of cool little features. The single sided swing arm make taking the rear wheel off EZ. Comfy, smooth, fluid, competent, shes a keeper.