My new bike - I finally got around to pulling the trigger on trading in the K7 V Strom 1000 for a new bike. I test rode this one Saturday and well ended up taking it home. I did kiss the Strom bye; we had been many thousands of miles together and she had never let me down. My initial impressions of this bike: Plus + Smooth effortless power and plenty of it -- excellent handing, the bike is so well balanced you forget she is a big girl -- shaft drive!!! -- ABS and multi-mode traction control -- tuck in behind the screen and it is a quiet machine -- excellent instrument cluster -- awesome brakes -- good lower body wind protection -- and lots more, I am sure, time will tell. Neg - stock windscreen seems useless -- the eng. map control is on the right stalk, but the traction mode is a button on the instrument cluster; that seems backwards to me -- where did they get these turn signals? the bike looks like an invading alien creature overall, but the turn indicators look like they came out of a 60s parts bin -- the shift linkage looks suspect to me, kind of sicking out for a limb to grab. This is by far the nicest bike I have had the pleasure to own... and I have just gotten started with her. Now, those of you who ride this beast -- give me your top 3 farkle / upgrade recommendations, I would love the input and thanks! See you in the north GA mountains.