Spent about 3 hrs in the saddle of my new SMC this weekend. Mostly twisty roads. Only made a quick gas stop. Bike has full FMF with quiet insert, stock filter and Akro map. 1. Power is excellent for a single. Acceleration is good enough to ride with "real" streetbikes, unless you are blasting 4 lane highways. Easy to cruise at 80 mph. Windblast is more a factor than gearing or vibration. I've had a Husky 610 SM that, no offense to anyone, was a dog in comparison. (In fact, My DRZ ran better than the Husky.) The KTM is in another class altogether with tall gearing and the power to pull it. 2. Handling- I backed off the front damping to the last click and backed off the rear by 8 clicks to get some level of compliance. Works well. I found that I was running faster through the sweepers in damp conditions that I do on my Bandit 1250 in the dry. 3. Seat is reasonably comfortable. I was surprised that it works so well for me. 4. Off idle fueling is not real good. Think I need an airfilter to work with the current Akro map. Everywhere else it runs well. My buddy said it smelled rich from behind when he was following me, but it acts lean off idle. Guess that's why they make dynos... 5. I LOVE IT!