Don't sit on one of these bikes!!
I made that mistake last nite. Yikes, very light but has a lot of great features (the 09 with full ABS, etc).
Much lighter than the KS so I worry about that with the travel I do. Luggage might be a bit tight but I might be able to live with that (I have the LT for long trips and most 2up riding).
The grips are much lower than the KS, you can get some small risers but I guess they are very limited due to tank clearance.
I dunno, 1200 bucks for a new KS clutch or whatever the hell is squealing like a pig on takeoffs. If it gets real loud it's like the clutch doesnt' even work. It doesnt' happen every time but which is sort of weird too but yesterday it seemed pretty bad on nearly all takeoffs, which is really starting to get me irritated.
I've had this problem for the last 22k miles (62k on the bike), at the dealer 3 times or so to check out while doing 12k services, etc...drives me nutz, even if I do luv my KS..
Problem is, I couldn't sell this thing to anyone without fixing the clutch or discounting the bike. If I had the time I'd fix it myself.
sure is tempting at 13k brand new for that CBR though, knowing I'm not going to have the problems I've had with this KS (and continue to have to some degree, ie, clutch)