well I am impressed with it, coming off a 06 the power down low is much stronger. I must say though that as much as I love the bike,the workmanship is not very good from kawi. The brown paint looks like crap on the clutch and ignition covers before I even finished breaking it in. even the triple clamps have a few paint chips in them from getting roosted a few times in five laps with another guy. that stuff to me isn't a big deal but if you think about how much is spent on them. Anyway, my seal for the clutch arm in the case is leaking slightly,and the cases are leaking just under the carb slightly,like they didn't silicone it good. My 06 leaked in both those places also. Anyone else have those leaks?