Hey, just found this thread
I've had my 2009 ST3 for a little over two years and have put 36,000 miles on it through commuting (115 mile round-trip), canyons and multi-week/state touring. It's my second bike, an 07 Ninja 250 was my first. It's a standard but over time it's evolved into an "R".
I've added and changed a few things. I sent my seat off to Spencer for modification. It made a world of difference in the comfort. I use a Kriega US-40 tailpack and a Triumph tank bag for touring. The flyscreen and visor were a must for me for the highway speeds.
I love my bike