Last autumn, whilst looking for a replacement for my ageing TL1000S, I test-rode the Honda CB1000R, KTM 990 SMR and SMT, Tiger 1050 and the Super Ten. The Yam was well-balanced with good mid range and responded well to higher revs too. In fact it could hustle along pretty well and I agree with TDP in that it was easy to ride. It handled well enough and disguised its bulk once on the move. IMHO however, it just wasn't anything special and was just too damned expensive. There was only one bike on the list that I didn't want to stop riding and only one that I didn't want to take back! If the paperwork is sorted, I pick up my Tiger this weekend! Woohoo!