I only logged .7 on the hour meter due to an unbelievable dust storm but this is what we've got. Motor: By far the best power plant of any bike I've ridden. Not much of a hit but wow what mid. Power is smooth but very deep. I believe Yamaha has developed a near perfect blend of forward acceleration with minimal wheel spin. It goes forward FAST. Handling: I'll get back to this later. Lets move to.... Stability: This thing tracks so straight and is totally confidence inspiring. Never hiccuped once! Solid like a rock. OK, Handling: I got off an 06 and although this bike was very stable it fought me in the turns. Wouldn't lay over. Once I got on the gas it behaved like the best of em. Had I had more time I was planning on raising the forks but ma nature squashed that experiment. Suspension: Stiff with stock settings but with some clicker manipulation it was......mmmm. Sweet! Of all the praises I'd have to put the motor first. It is electrically amazing.