I've recently joined the ranks - picked up a used 09
with all the bells and whistles. First time K bike owner (owned lots of Airheads and several Oilhead boxers in the past).
Much has been said that reflects for me also - awesome bike that gets me excited just thinking about riding it
I did go ahead and install some bar risers
as I found my wrists were a little uncomfortable.
I think another point worth mentioning - this is one of the first bikes that I haven't felt the need to do much 'moding' too; tinted windshield, GPS mount, frame sliders and 'maybe' a slip on pipe. The bike certainly doesn't need to be 'hopped' up, and other than the handlebars for me, the ergos, seat and wind protection are great.
Other BIG pluses - quick-shift assist
, on board computer, and I'm digging ESA (although, should the shocks fail over time, I'll probably go ahead and replace them with manually adjustable Ohlins).
As others have said, one of the best all-rounder bikes out there