I just bought an 09 F650GS, and I just love this bike. Everyday that I head out to ride it, I get excited. However, I'm still trying to get a feel for the way it corners on twisty pavement, or even slower speeds around town. To back up a bit: For the past few years, I have been riding a classic Honda CB550. I could flop that bike into the corners easy peasy. It actually flopped over too much if I wasn't paying attention. It obviously had other handling deficiencies compared to the 650 Twin, but overall, it was just a real blast. The 650 is just great on the highway. It tracks solid as a rock at high speed, eats the bumps like nothing and inspires a much greater sense of overall confidence that my previous bike. However, I can't get it stuffed into the corners as easily. It always feels like it wants to stay standing up and track straight. I feel like I need to square off the corners and get it turned all at once vs a nice tight rip-thru. My BW tires will need replacing pretty soon--the rear has a decent flat middle, and the front is starting to cup, but would that 'flattened out' rear really keep the bike from flopping into the corners? I know the bike is longer and taller, but still... Maybe I just need more time in the saddle, or I need to get more aggressive with the bike. I have about 2k kms on it so far. I've ridden bikes here and there my entire life, including a bit of a career in motocross and dirt track, so it's not like I'm new to the sport. My dad rode it yesterday. He's a longtime BMW guy, but mostly RT bikes. First time on a 'dual sport' beemer. He loved the bike, but also noticed the cornering characteristics. Anyway, sorry, longwinded just to ask if I need to get tougher with the bike, or if maybe the tires are the culprit. Thoughts?