I like the bike, knew I would because I rode a friend's identical bike before I bought this one. I have a dirt background (since 1968) and I like the way it feels like a big dirt bike. I previously had a V-Strom 1000 that wasn't dirt bike enough, and a F650GS that never excited me. The F650 did everything I needed it to do but I don't ride due to need, I ride due to WANT. I also have a DRZ, armored up & geared down, for actual woods trails. I like the way I sit ON the 990 rather than IN the F650. The only oddity I've noticed in the 990 is that there isn't much steering lock. So far only a factor in parking lot maneuvers. I am about to go in and look for the ACC2 lead that I read about in the Accessories FAQ, for my GPS. Before I waste time doing something dumb, is access just WYSIWYG through the front? Take off the windshield and what else to get in there? Due to medical issues this may be my last riding season for a bike of this size & power, but I'm trying to finish strong. Thanks.